Cinema: CHOICE FOR 1953

Lili (M-G-M). An elfin little musical that never quite gets lost in its own whimsy; with Leslie Caron, Jean Pierre Aumont, Mel Ferrer (TIME, March 9).

Call Me Madam (20th Century-Fox). Ethel Merman's wonderful brassy voice and personality sparkplug the film version of her Broadway musical hit (TIME, March 23).

Shane (Paramount). A horse opera put in finest fettle by Director George Stevens; with Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jean Arthur (TIME, April 13).

Fanfan the Tulip (Lopert). A French folk tale dressed up as hard-swaggering farce; with Gerard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida (TIME, May 11).

From Here to Eternity (Columbia). James Jones's novel about the peacetime...

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