Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Jan. 14, 1957

The Rainmaker. Forecast: sunny comedy, with spells of metaphysical drizzle (Burt Lancaster), occasional electric storms (Katharine Hepburn), romantic sunset (TIME, Dec. 31).

The Teahouse of the August Moon. Menu: tee-hee (scented with sociology) and a side dish of red-white-and-blue-striped slapstick, charmingly served by Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo (TIME, Dec. 10).

The Magnificent Seven. Blood and thunder in medieval Japan, with overtones of agrarian allegory (TIME, Dec. 10).

Marcelino. A miracle play filled with a shining sweetness, made in Spain (TIME, Nov. 26).

Vitelloni. One of the best of the Italian-made movies—a biting but not bitter satire of small-town life, by Federico Fellini, who...

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