Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 11, 1958

A Certain Smile (20th Century-Fox), like the film version of Françoise Sagan's earlier novel, Bonjour Tristesse, puts aside bored yawning, Sagan style, for well-bred panting, Hollywood style. In the book, precociously world-weary Dominique ho-hums her way through a pair of parallel love affairs, finding no lasting happiness or pleasure in either of them—only a wan, temporary escape from ennui. But Hollywood's Dominique (French Actress Christine Carere) is as pert and wholesome as a cheerleader in love with the football captain. So what if she spends a week on the Riviera with her beau's uncle? She really falls in love with him,...

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