Cinema: Current & Choice, May 19, 1947

Monsieur Verdoux. Charlie Chaplin's satire about an unemployed family man who becomes a professional murderer (TIME, May 5).

The Egg and I. Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert clown their way through a cackle-happy screen version of Betty MacDonald's backwoods saga (TIME, April 28).

This Happy Breed. Noel Coward's loving tribute to an English family, with fine performances by Celia Johnson, Robert Newton, Kay Walsh (TIME, April 21).

The Farmer's Daughter. Loretta Young, with Swedish accent, gives lessons in democracy to Political Bosses Joseph Gotten and Ethel Barrymore (TIME, April 7).

Odd Man Out. James Mason in Carol Reed's brilliant, uneven allegorical melodrama (TIME, March 3).


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