Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 8, 1960

Rosemary (Roxy Films; Films-Around-the-World), the work of two talented men of West Germany's "left-out Left," almost (but not quite) comes off as the Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera) of the fat '50s. Director Rolf Thiele and Scenarist Erich Kuby have lifted their plot from some recent accounts in Germany's tabloids of the gay life and ghastly death of Rosie Nitribitt, a high-class floozy of Frankfurt who opened her door to dozens of West German millionaires but couldn't keep her mouth shut, and so one night was strangled with a pair of her own nylons (TIME, Sept. 29, 1958). The movie takes the sordid...

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