Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 12, 1951

Young Scarface (M.K.D. Distributors], imported from England three years after it was filmed, should have stayed discreetly at home. It starts with an impressive list of credits: an adaptation of Novelist Graham Greene's Brighton Rock, scripted by Greene and Terence Rattigan (see below) for the producing-directing team of John and Roy (Seven Days Till Noon) Boulting. But the film reflects little credit on any of them.

The power of Greene's book lay chiefly in his detailed character study of Pinkie, a 17-year-old hoodlum personifying pure evil, and in the religious conflict within the...

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