Cinema: Mixed Marriage

One Potato, Two Potato arrives in the U.S. brandishing a batch of warmly enthusiastic European press notices. Deemed by Hollywood to be unworthy of this year's Cannes film festival (TIME, May 15), the movie about racial intermarriage was submitted by its makers as an unofficial American entry and ended by winning a Best Actress award for its star, Barbara Barrie. Now U.S. filmgoers can see for themselves that the hot Potato hardly deserves to be whipped into a cause celebre. It is an often tedious and oversimplified polemic, even though Actress Barrie's sensitive, unaffected performance does lend some dramatic validity.

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