Cinema: In the Meantime

While Hollywood hoards its brightest baubles (see above), theater owners across the nation are fighting what Variety calls a "starved market" with a batch of foreign imports.

Last week close to 20 new European films were showing on U.S. screens—a'nd not only in the "art houses" that normally exhibit them. Hundreds of independent theater owners have decided that U.S. moviegoers will gladly jump the language barrier if they are promised plenty of sex on the other side. "Frankly carnal!" shout the extra-column ads. "Passion-driven . . . she married the father to seduce...

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