Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Apr. 16, 1956

Forbidden Planet. For earthlings with that end-of-winter feeling: spring cruise at speed of light to Altair-4—small, out-of-the-way planet, two moons, green sky, pink sand, personal robot service. Caution: pack an atomic weapon. Occasional monsters (TIME, April 9).

Richard III. Shakespeare's sinister parable of power made into a darkly magnificent film by Sir Laurence Olivier, who plays the title role with satanic majesty. The supporting cast: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Claire Bloom, Pamela Brown (TIME, March 12).

The Ladykillers. Farcical larceny, with light-fingered Alec Guinness lifting £60,000 from an...

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