Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 3, 1959

A Hole in the Head (Sincap; United Artists) is just what famed Filmaster Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town) needed this picture like—unless, after an eight-year absence from moviemaking, it was only money he was after. The story about a Jewish family has undergone nearly every possible treatment by Author Arnold Schulman (one-act play, TV script, a novel, two full-length plays, one of which made Broadway) except maybe a synopsis baked inside a Chinese fortune cookie.

But no matter how it is spliced, it still comes out as a...

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