Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 14, 1958

The Young Lions (20th Century-Fox). "And the sword shall devour thy young lions," wrote the prophet Nahum. His words, affixed in epigraph to Irwin Shaw's bestseller of 1948, seemed no more than intellectual makeweight in what proved to be a light package. But the film version of the novel, as conceived and produced by the late Al Lichtman (TIME, March 3), strikes deeper into human substance and rises more often to the epic height of its adage and its argument. Epic is plainly what Moviemaker Lichtman hoped to achieve—a sort of Europead elaborated out...

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