Cinema: Not Hollywood's Year

Come March, Hollywood will entertain itself at a sumptuous dinner, pass out statuettes and pat itself on the back for ,its achievements during 1946. But last week, the movie capital of the world was licking its wounds.

After glancing over the past year's crop of movies, most film critics had announced their lists of "ten best"—and, in view of its wealth and its energy, Hollywood had made a miserably poor showing.

High on almost everybody's list was one Hollywood film, Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives, and its director, William Wyler. But, as the...

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