Cinema: Nov. 16, 1962

Billy Budd. Herman Melville's didactic tale has been transformed into a vivid, frightening, deeply affecting film, and for this the credit belongs principally to Britain's Peter Ustinov, who directed the picture, helped write the script, and plays one of the leading roles.

The Manchurian Candidate. In this self-consciously "different" movie about a posthypnotic political assassination, one G.I.'s brains are washed, tumble-dried and dyed Red in a Chinese P.W. camp, and he ends up stalking a U.S. presidential candidate with murderous intent. Frank Sinatra is a satisfactory U.S. Army officer and Laurence Harvey is...

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