RUSSIA: Triumph Without Loretta

Many an American felt his first real thrill over Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone when he saw Hollywood's debonair Don Ameche perform the miracle on celluloid while making love to Loretta Young. Last week, Moscow moviegoers were equally thrilled to relive a great moment of Soviet science. In a new full-length picture (Alexander Popov), People's Artist of the U.S.S.R. Nicolai Cherkassov (who looks a little like Henry Fonda) enacts the life of Russia's scientist. Popov, in the U.S.S.R.'s campaign to claim all the inventions of the past half-century, is the man who invented the radio. In the...

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