Cinema: At Sea in Manhattan

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

Directed by MELVIN FRANK Screenplay by NEIL SIMON

On the inauspicious occasion of this movie's debut, condolences again to the great Anne Bancroft. There has been, recently, a spate of movies about women —Alice Doesn 't Live Here Anymore, The Stepford Wives, A Woman Under the Influence—which has led to the suggestion that at last the American cinema is losing its masculine bias, that now there are lots of good roles for women and lots of good actresses to play them. Well, the actresses may be there, but the...

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