Cinema: Jun. 16, 1961

While a number of domestic comedies are on view, ranging from fair to sad—including The Pleasure of His Company, The Last Time I Saw Archie, On the Double—the field at the moment is dominated by the grim and the foreign.

IN ITALIAN: Violent Summer is an old-wave film about a short, sensuous, foredoomed affair played out in Fascist Italy. In Two Women, mother (Sophia Loren) and daughter (Eleonora Brown), prove that in World War II Italy, only those who suffer can love. La Dolce Vita is a sprawling, formless masterpiece of modern Rome's spiritual...

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