Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 27, 1948

Enchantment (Goldwyn; RKO Radio), a film version of Rumer Godden's novel Take Three Tenses, is a tear-squeezer which shuttles back & forth between blitz-time London and the gay old '90s. The link is an aged general (David Niven) come home to dream—and to warn the young 'uns against making the same mistakes he did. This leads to so many flashbacks that Enchantment might have sent its audiences into St. Vitus' dance, had it not been for Cameraman Gregg Toland, who completed the picture a few weeks before he died (TIME, Oct. 11).

Toland's subtle...

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