Cinema: Current & Choice, Dec. 5, 1949

Battleground. The defense of Bastogne as seen by a squad of its defenders; with Van Johnson (TIME, Nov. 14).

Passport to Pimlico. The British at their comic best, spoofing nationalism, bureaucracy and themselves (TIME, Oct. 31).

The Heiress. Producer-Director William Wyler's highly polished film about a jilted wallflower; with Olivia de Havilland and Ralph Richardson (TIME, Oct. 24).

Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Some fresh Walt Disney creations; with Bing Crosby and Basil Rathbone on the soundtrack (TIME, Oct. 17).

Pinky. The most skillful propaganda-entertainment to come out of Hollywood's current preoccupation with the plight of the U.S. Negro (TIME, Oct. 10).

The Fallen Idol. Author Graham...

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