Cinema: Also Showing

Beachhead (Aubrey Schenck; United Artists) is one of those Hollywood adventures apparently based on the payroll schedule. Extras die like flies; bit players are allowed to put up a fight; second leads are wounded and nobly keep telling the others to go forward and leave them to perish miserably. But the hero and heroine come through it all with little more than a touch of sweat and a careful smudge on the off-profile.

But routine as it is, Beachhead is fairly exciting stuff. Tony Curtis and Frank Lovejoy are sent ashore on a Japanese-held island to risk their leathernecks in a pre-invasion...

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