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Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Sep. 16, 1957

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The Pajama Game. The bouncy and bawdy musical about congenial labor-management strife in a Dubuque nightwear factory, even better than the stage hit; with John Raitt and Doris Day (TIME, Sept. 9).

The Last Bridge. Europe’s Maria Schell. as a German doctor torn between Hitler’s legions, to which she belongs, and Tito’s partisans, who impress her into their service (TIME. Sept. 2).

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Frank Tashlin’s hilarious spoof of Manhattan’s television-advertising industry; with Tony Randall as Rock. Jayne Mansfield as herself (TIME. Aug. 19).

A Hatful of Rain. Horror in a humdrum living room; with the wifely love of Eva Marie Saint pitted against the dope addiction of Don Murray (TiME, Aug. 5).

Fire Down Below. Lust, betrayal and revenge in the Caribbean—all slanted by Scriptwriter Irwin Shaw’s eye for irony; with Robert Mitchum. Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon (TiME. July 22).

Sweet Smell of Success. A nauseous whiff of the rat-tat-tattling of a megalomaniacal Broadway columnist and his fawning hatchetman; with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis cracking whiplash dialogue (TIME, June 24).

Twelve Angry Men. An enthralling battle of minds in which the right to trial (and error) by jury is cleverly cross-examined by Scriptwriter Reginald Rose, Actor Henry Fonda (TiME, April 29).

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