Cinema: Goldfarb v. The People

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home is the puny Hollywood farce that last month scored its first and only victory by beating the University of Notre Dame in a legal hassle over whether it damages that school's good name (TIME, Dec. 18). It remains a brash and dreary jape, climaxed by a sequence in which Notre Dame's football squad flies off to a mythical Middle Eastern sheikdom to cavort with harem houris, then takes the field against an Arab eleven coached by a wandering Jewish U-2 pilot.

The plot collapses around Shirley MacLaine, cast as a girl reporter who infiltrates the seraglio of...

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