Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 13, 1948

Private Life of an Actor (Siritzky International) is the first film made by Sacha Guitry, France's scampish old do-it-all of stage & screen, since he was cleared of charges of collaborating with the Nazis. The movie was mildly applauded in Paris, but stirred up an anti-Guitry demonstration in Lyon (TIME, June 7). On its own account, it is worth little fuss of any kind. It is a tribute, redolent of grease paint, to Sacha's famed actor father . Lucien. The son's brittle wit shows to best advantage when he is dishing out impudence, irony...

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