Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 22, 1951

Mr. Imperium (M-G-M), Ezio (South Pacific) Pinza's first movie, was shelved until his second, Strictly Dishonorable, could introduce him to the screen (TIME, July 23). Now moviegoers can see why. The film shackles Pinza and Lana Turner to the story of an incognito King's fling with a nightclub cutie from the U.S.—a situation enfeebled by long service in Ruritanian farce and operetta. Basso Pinza sings three numbers predictably well; Actress Turner sings a couple predictably. But only the Technicolor looks good in Mr. Imperium.

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