Cinema: Oscars Abroad

At the Brussels World Film Festival, last fortnight, the rancorous war between U.S. and British moviemakers came right out into the open. A fleet of taxicabs toured Brussels bearing pennants which tersely advised: SEE A GOOD BRITISH FILM. Americans, whose films occupy three out of four of the city's theaters, had the debatable taste to denounce this British tactic as bad taste.

When prize-day came, however, neither nation brought home a very hefty load of bacon. Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (Rank) was awarded honors as the best production job of 1946; but a...

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