Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Oct. 5, 1953

The Robe. The first CinemaScope film, a colorful, breathtakingly big production of Early Christians in Ancient Rome. Based on Lloyd C. Douglas' 1942 bestseller, starring Richard Burton, Victor Mature, Jean Simmons (TIME, Sept. 28).

Roman Holiday. Newcomer Audrey Hepburn goes on a hilarious tour of Rome with Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert, as Director William Wyler adds some new twists to a popular old comedy-romance plot (TIME, Sept. 7).

The Cruel Sea. One of the best of the World War II films, based on Nicholas -Monsarrat's bestseller and filled with the salt spray and shellbursts of naval warfare (TIME, Aug. 24).

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