Festivals: The Ninth Prize

Sophia Loren is delightfully visible everywhere these days. She is playing lowdown adventure in Arabesque, high comedy in Lady L., has just finished A Countess from Hong Kong for Charlie Chaplin, and the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan is showing a galleryful of still pictures of the lovely Loren face. "It has been a marvelous year for me," she chirped last week. "And I've gotten married. What more could I ask for?"

French film officials had the answer: they asked her to be chief judge of the Cannes Festival. "I hesitated at...

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