The New Pictures, Feb. 27, 1950

Stromboli (RKO Radio). Any film by Director Roberto Rossellini and Actress Ingrid Bergman would seem anti-climactic after their own stormy, thoroughly publicized private lives. As an anticlimax in moviemaking, this one can stand on its own feet. A bleak, draggy little picture, it fulfills neither RKO's prurient advertising claims, nor Rossellini's obviously artistic intentions.

Actress Bergman plays a piece of postwar European flotsam. As a desperate means of getting out of a D.P. camp, she marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) and follows him to his native Stromboli, a volcanic island where...

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