Cinema, Also Showing Nov. 17, 1947

Beware of Pity (J. Arthur Rank) is a cinemadaptation of Stefan Zweig's novel, one of those puddle-depth stories that, draining themselves with a sort of literary eye dropper, pretend to contain oceans of ideas. The tedious technique might seem justified if it conveyed vivid people, or even lively situations. Beware of Pity conveys only one droplet of an idea (there are two kinds of pity: good & bad) diluted in gallons of plot.

Out of pity, a young Austrian soldier (Albert Lieven) takes to calling on the crippled daughter (Lilli Palmer) of a wealthy old baron (Ernest Thesiger). She falls in love;...

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