Cinema: Current & Choice, Apr. 18, 1949

Champion. Kirk Douglas in an expert retelling of a Ring Lardner short story; with some of the fastest and most realistic boxing scenes ever screened (TIME April 11).

The Fallen Idol. A handsome, British-made suspense film which is also a brilliant study of child behavior, with Ralph Richardson (TIME, April 4).

Devil in the Flesh. A moving, French-made look at the pleasures and perils of adolescent love; with Gérard Philipe and Micheline Presle (TIME, March 21).

Little Women. A lushly romantic remake of Louisa May Alcott's genteel tearjerker, with June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret...

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