Cinema: Feb. 3, 1961

Circle of Deception. An ingenious spy thriller, set in pre-D-day France, that raises some subtle and uncomfortable questions of political morality.

Facts of Life. A satirical, sometimes wonderfully nutty comedy of manners—and the funniest U.S. film since The Apartment—casts Bob Hope as a middleclass, middle-aged philanderer fumbling after Lucille Ball, and perhaps after the meaning of marriage.

The Wackiest Ship in the Army. A World War II farce about a rickety schooner's passage through a Jap-infested ocean is floated only through the splendiferous shenanigans of Jack Lemmon.

Where the Boys Are. A corny,...

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