Cinema: Current & Choice, Aug. 11, 1947

Crossfire. A terrifying melodrama about some drunken soldiers and a murdered Jew, with a notable performance by Robert Ryan (TIME, Aug. 4).

Perils of Pauline. Betty Hutton in a brassy, amusing biography of Pearl White, queen of the silent serials (TIME, July 7).

Miracle on 34th St. A clever, sure-fire comedy about a man (Edmund Gwenn) who thinks he is Santa Claus (TIME, June 9).

Great Expectations. Britain's Director David Lean & colleagues do for Dickens what Laurence Olivier did for Shakespeare (TIME, May 26).

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