Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 18, 1954

Folly To Be Wise (Launder-Gilliat; Fine Arts Films). Whatever will become of the British drawing-room comedy now that hardly anybody can afford a drawing room? Folly To Be Wise, though it sometimes laughs a little too hard at its own joke, makes an amusing suggestion: use the same cast of characters, but turn the plot into a quiz show.

Enter the bustling chaplain (Alastair Sim), rubbing his -hands. "Brrfssk! Ah! What have we here?" He has, for his first assignment as a World War II entertainment officer, a British army camp. The troops, he...

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