Cinema: Jan. 27, 1961

The Wackiest Ship in the Army. A World War II farce about a rickety schooner's passage through a Jap-infested ocean is floated only through the splendiferous shenanigans of Jack Lemmon, whose comic art portrays the hopelessly normal joe in hopelessly insane situations.

Where the Boys Are. A corny, raucous outburst of sorority sex-talk on Florida spring vacations that intellectual moviegoers will loathe themselves for liking.

Ballad of a Soldier (in Russian). The vehemently original, vibrantly beautiful, richly humorous story of a 19-year-old soldier's furlough trip across battle-churned Russia.

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