Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Aug. 31, 1953

From Here to Eternity. James Jones' wild (and sometimes woolly) novel about life in the peacetime Army, compressed into a hard, tensely acted movie (TIME, Aug. 10).

The Master of Ballantrae. Wielding his claymore, Errol Flynn hacks his way from Scotland to the New World in a rousing version of Robert Louis Stevenson's 18th century thriller (TIME, Aug. 3).

Return to Paradise. A totalitarian South Sea island gets an imaginative helping of love and democracy from Gary Cooper (TIME, July 20).

The Sea Around Us. The Technicolor camera prowls the ocean floor: some beautiful scenes, but lacking the majestic sweep of Rachel Carson's 1951...

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