Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 23, 1952

Actors and Sin (Sid Kuller; United Artists) is a two-part picture of mixed merits from one-man Moviemaker Ben Hecht, who produced, directed and wrote the screenplay. Hecht's eight-year-old daughter Jenny makes her screen debut in a leading role.

The first episode, Actor's Blood, is a rather anemic whodunit about the murder of an unpleasant stage actress (Marsha Hunt) whose ham-actor father (Edward G. Robinson) stages a dinner party to which he invites all the suspects. Except for the solution, there are few surprises in this piece of old-fashioned mummery.

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