Cinema: Two of a Kind

Good melodrama succeeds in making its characters and plot believable. When they are not, one way for moviemakers to try for some credibility is to take the camera to the actual scene of the fictitious crime. Latest examples:

Union Station (Paramount) stages a police hunt for kidnapers through Los Angeles' railroad terminal, elevated trains, stockyards and municipal tunnel. After methodically nabbing three members of the gang, the cops (William Holden, Barry Fitzgerald) undertake the ticklish job of smoking out its leader (Lyle Bettger) before he can do away with his hostage, a blind teen-age girl (Allene Roberts).

Actor Fitzgerald's Irish whimsy leavens his...

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