Cinema: Two Imports

The Seven Deadly Sins (Franco-London; Arthur Davis) is a French-Italian production which enlists seven sets of prominent actors, directors and writers in an episodic anatomy of sin. It promises a lot, but never quite lives up to the expectations of its theme and interpreters.

Within the rather contrived framework of a sideshow stand, where the customers try to knock down figures of assorted sins, the picture illustrates each transgression in turn. Avarice and Anger are embodied in a vignette about a greedy landlord, his wife and a poor tenant. Sloth tells how St. Peter...

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