Cinema, Also Showing Dec. 12, 1949

The Story of Seabiscuit (Warner) offers impeccable Technicolored performances by several horses, and some old newsreel clips of the real Seabiscuit's most spectacular races. Also rans: Barry Fitzgerald as the horse's jabbering trainer, and Shirley Temple, insufficiently disguised by a brogue. Loaded with the bipeds' lame Irish humor and a desultory romance, the picture carries a top handicap which it never overcomes.

The Doctor and the Girl (MGM) is a painless medical movie glorifying the general practitioner. Young Dr. Glenn Ford, a ruthlessly ambitious intern, is put through a soap-opera wringer until he reforms...

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