Cinema: Also Showing

When in Rome (MGM) superimposes one of Hollywood's perdurable plots on the Eternal City: an escaped Leavenworth convict (Paul Douglas) is regenerated by an American priest (Van Johnson) during the 1950 Holy Year in Rome. The picture has several slapsticky cops & robbers chases, some good views of famed Roman churches and some sticky dialogue. Sample: Douglas—"Justice is a blind dame weighing a fish." Johnson—"It's a soul she's weighing." Douglas—"Sole, trout, haddock, what's the difference?"

Strange World (O. A. Bayer; United Artists) sets some unreal movie doings against the real background of the...

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