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Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Oct. 15, 1951

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An American in Paris. A buoyant, imaginative musical, as hard to resist as its George Gershwin score; with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron (TIME, Oct. 8).

The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen Crane’s classic Civil War novel, handsomely translated by Writer-Director John Huston into one of the best war films ever made; with Audie Murphy and Bill Mauldin (TIME, Oct. 8).

The Day the Earth Stood Still. Science-fiction, combining a glimpse of futuristic marvels with a thoughtful look at the seedy old earth of 1951; with Michael Rennie (TIME, Oct. 1).

The River. Director Jean Renoir’s sensitive story of an English girl growing into adolescence beside a holy river in India; based on Rumer Godden’s autobiographical novel (TIME, Sept. 24).

A Streetcar Named Desire. An unvarnished adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ prizewinning Broadway hit; with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter (TIME, Sept. 17).

People Will Talk. Scripter-Director Joseph L. (All About Eve) Mankiewicz needles the medical profession in his latest comedy of U.S. manners & morals; with Gary Grant and Jeanne Grain (TIME, Sept. 17).

A Place in the Sun. Producer-Director George Stevens’ masterly version of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy; with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters (TIME, Sept. 10).

Pickup. In his debut as a Hollywood moviemaker. Czech-born Hugo Haas directs and stars in a tense, unpretentious drama about a middle-aged railroad watchman and the floozy he marries (TIME, Aug. 27).

The Whistle at Eaton Falls. Producer Louis de Rochemont uses true incidents to tell a provocative story of labor-management relations, and takes a sympathetic look at the thorny problems of both sides (TIME, Aug. 13).

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