Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 24, 1945

Girl No. 217 (Artkino), after a nine-day ride in a sealed, packed boxcar, is lined up with other Russian civilians in a German railway depot. German civilians stroll along the line, lifting a Russian chin now & again with an umbrella handle, for closer scrutiny. The Germans are shopping for slaves. Girl 217 (Elena Kuzmina) goes to a pudgy, henbrained grocer's wife and shares a room with another Russian slave, who is trying, in his scant spare time, to keep up his scientific work.

The grocer and his family are not an edifying crew. The...

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