Cinema: Preferences

Each year Library of Congress film reviewers wade through Hollywood's entire annual output, make some careful selections to add to the Library's vast (65 million feet) film collection. Now, after examining the 1,348 features, short subjects and newsreels copyrighted in 1946, the Library has taken its annual pick: 132 features, 176 shorts, all of the 531 newsreels.

Some films that made the grade: House of Dracula, Dick Tracy v. Cueball, Gilda, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Outlaw. Explained a Library spokesman: the selections were not necessarily the year's "best," but they...

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