Cinema: The Critics

The movie critics who get the most respectful attention from Hollywood are the men who run the movie theaters. Now & again an exhibitor leaves his counting-house and dashes off a critique for the trade weeklies Motion Picture Herald and Boxoffice. Sample reviews by the most powerful cinema critics: A Place in the Sun (Paramount). "Fine acting, with sadistic theme that brought out a few new faces—but kept the old ones home with their TVs."—B.T. Baldwin, Fla.

Dangerous Profession (RKO). "Let's try and knock out TV, not help them . . ." —D.K., Kitwe/Nkana, Northern Rhodesia.

Breaking Through the Sound Barrier (London Films;...

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