Cinema: Oct. 13, 1961

The Hustler. A young poolshark (Paul Newman) takes on the old champion (Jackie Gleason) in a sort of chivalric joust of the cues on the Cloth of Green. Director Robert Rossen makes an uncouth theme breathe with a smoky poetry and sometimes ring true as a struck spittoon.

The Mark. A serious and compassionate examination of an uncomfortably sensational theme: the rehabilitation of a man convicted of molesting a small girl. Actor Stuart Whitman gives a perspicacious performance.

The Man Who Wagged His Tail. Peter Ustinov plays the villain and a four-footed Italian actor...

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