Cinema: Plain Sailing

Mediterranean Holiday. A camel fight in Turkey, the Grand Prix auto race at Monaco, the jet pace of life aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Shangri-La—there are some snappy stretches in this Cinerama travelogue, but there are plenty of languid interludes too. The film's ports of call are those of The Flying Clipper, a barkentine of the Swedish Merchant Marine manned by 20 student cadets on a Mediterranean cruise out of Goteborg. Climbing the pyramids, throwing snowballs in Lebanon or striding through the courtyards of Hagia Sophia, the boys appear to consider shore leave...

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