Cinema: Mar. 1, 1963

To Kill a Mockingbird. Like the Pulitzer Prize novel by Harper Lee, this picture is two things in one: a black-and-white meller and a tomboy ode to the Great American Childhood. Gregory Peck is appealing as the father figure, and the children (Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna) are three little darbs.

Son of Flubber. In The Absent Minded Professor, Neddie the Nut (Fred MacMurray) invented "flubber"—lab gab for flying rubber—and then put flubber in a flivver and flew. In this picture he turns flubber slubber into flubbergas and starts blowing flubbles. Infantile?...

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