Cinema: It's That Mann Again

The Condemned of Altona. Hating Hitlerism is like opposing poison ivy. It is a sensible thing to do, but at this late date it is a difficult thing to do in an original or even interesting way. In The Condemned of Altona, a five-act drama produced four years ago in Paris, Philosopher-Playwright Jean-Paul Sartre almost turned the trick. His play transformed turgid history into skillful theater and tired slogans into existential epigrams. This film, adapted freely from the drama, presents even more impressive credentials. It is directed by Vittorio De Sica. It stars,...

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