Cinema: Facial Farceur

A Matter of WHO. British Comic Terry-Thomas wears his upper teeth parted in the middle. His mustache looks like a displaced divot. His eyes seem to give him trouble; the irises spin about like berserk marbles. His brow crinkles and uncrinkles like an accordion. Terry-Thomas, born Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens, is one of nature's funnymen, and a good part of the pleasure of his movie company consists in watching him juggle his face.

The juggling act is on again in A Matter of WHO, but his growing claque of admirers is in for a new and slightly unsettling experience, a half-serious Terry-Thomas. In...

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