Cinema: Feb. 15, 1963

A Child Is Waiting. There are 5,700,000 "mental defectives" in the U.S., and his picture forces U.S. moviegoers to look them and their problems in the face. The theme is not pleasant but the script (Abby Mann), the direction (John Cassavetes) and the principal performances (Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Bruce Ritchey) are honest and moving.

Days of Wine and Roses. Drunks are bores, but Jack Lemmon, wry on the rocks, is one of the most entertaining fellows who ever said cheers when they meant booze, and this is the best picture about alcoholism since...

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