Cinema: New Ripple

Leda (Robert and Raymond Hakim; Times Film Corp.) will suggest a question to puzzled viewers: Which swain plays the swan? But the English title of this French New Ripple—it's a long way from the wave—refers merely to a red-haired murderee, not to Jupiter's aquabatics. It may occur to some sufferers that Olympian intervention would have helped. For its last quarter-hour, Leda is a psychological thriller, set in Southern France, that is capable of holding attention. Before this, it is Director Claude (The Cousins) Chabrol delightedly discovering the color camera.

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