WHEN gangster films are funny— i.e., when Damon Runyon writes them—they’re about the raciest form of entertainment on the screen. Author Runyon is at his best in “A Slight Case of Murder.” The problem of the hero (Edward G. Robinson) is what to do with four corpses which he finds hanging on hooks in a closet of his rented Saratoga villa.By ANN ROSS6 min
MR. HAROLD CHADWICK, of Saint John, N.B., needs no one to convince him that the world is a small place, after all. When a local theatre advertised a presentation of the film “Africa Speaks.” Mr. Chadwick, who knows his Africa, because he served with the Fifth Royal Warwicks during the Boer War, took his small son to see the picture.
STRONG protests against the flooding of Canadian news stands with United States magazines which feature crime and sex are being made throughout the Dominion. Recently, Mr. Owen Dawson, prominent in boys’ work, told the Montreal Rotary Club that degrading literature is “one of the major causes of juvenile delinquency,” and expressed amazement that “the pernicious stream is not swept out of the country.”
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