Cinema: Dec. 15, 1961

One, Two, Three. A sort of Mack Sennett investigation of the situation in Berlin, conducted with a wham-bam abandon by Director Billy Wilder.

Throne of Blood. A barbarically splendid Japanization of Macbeth; both brutalized and energized by Director Akira (Rashomon) Kurosawa, the Elizabethan tragedy becomes a noh play of demonic majesty.

The Five-Day Lover. A hilarious bou-Dior farce in a sly French style that mingles lowlife and haute couture, but at the end Director Philippe de Broca does not find lovers in the closets—he finds skeletons.

A Summer to Remember. New wave in Soviet cinema?...

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