Time Listings: Jan. 20, 1961

Ballad of a Soldier (in Russian). The vehemently original, vibrantly beautiful, richly humorous story of a 19-year-old soldier's furlough trip across battle-churned Russia is the best Soviet film since the war.

The Grass Is Greener. A champagne comedy pressed from one of Britain's choicest sour grapes—those beastly rich Americans—with Gary Grant playing an earl who tries to save his wife from a fate worse than death, i.e., Robert Mitchum.

Make Mine Mink. Another suitably dotty but amiable bit of British nonsense, casting Comedian Terry-Thomas as a Robin Hoodish retired major who masterminds (and...

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