Cinema: Romance of the Rosenbergs

DANIEL Directed by Sidney Lumet; Screenplay by E.L. Doctorow

We know that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the Depression-era bank robbers and murderers, were really a couple of lovable kids who just got their stars crossed. The movies told us so. Now audiences are to be instructed in the exemplary lives of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Sure they were convicted and executed for conspiring to pass atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. But we know that the 1950s were a time of anti-Red hysteria; the sitting judge on the Rosenberg case might have been Joe...

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