FRANCE: The Ordeal of Sacha Guitry

Throughout the occupation, M. Sacha Guitry, garrulous, versatile luminary of the French stage, accepted so many Nazi cheers that his countrymen threw him in jail after the liberation. The French courts cleared him of the charge of collaboration. But as Guitry found out in Lyon last week, some people of the Resistance had not.

Guitry's business in Lyon was the gala premiéere of his newest film, The Comedian. It turned out to be one of his usual hits. When the show was over, he and his leading lady, Lina Marconi, were driven away for a gay supper. At the lowered barrier...

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