Cinema: Lull

Moviegoers didn't exactly stampede the nation's box offices during the last couple of months. Local theatermen, according to Variety, offered various explanations for the slump. First there was the Lenten lull. After Easter, the weather was too warm in some parts of the country—and in other parts too rainy or too cold. Manhattan was too busy with its vaccinations. Some exhibitors just admitted that the movies they were offering were nothing to stampede about.

The one excellent box-office draw was Sam Goldwyn's nine-Oscar-winning The Best Years of Our Lives. Other favorites:

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