David L. Ratner

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The Captain's Paradise

At the end of The Captain's Paradise, one is left with a feeling of exaltation--not the limp kind of exaltation

I Believe in You

Like all other people, the British must cat. But their tight little island does not produce enough foot to supply

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games is, in my opinion, a great motion picture. As a work of art, as an emotional experience, or

Mrs. McThing

There's a lot to be said for an evening of quiet, amusing entertainment, with any social significance so deeply buried

Brandy for the Parson

When English movie-makers get together to produce a comedy, they first throw caution to some wind or other in constructing


For better or for worse, there is nothing else like a college yearbook. This makes it easier for the editors

The Advocate

In spite of what the printer may say, seekers of blasphemy or eroticism will find lean pickings in the current

The Cocktail Party

One of the most fashionable reactions to The Cocktail Party is to be bored, to affect puzzlement, and to assert

The Crimson Bookshelf

"Asphalt and Desire" has all the elements of an excellent novel of frustration and bewilderment. The heroine, Iris Leavis, an

The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan has come out of the drawing room and into the boarding school for this story of an unloved,

The Playgoer

There was nowhere near a capacity audience at the Plymouth last night to hear Emlyn Williams, the Welsh actor, give

The Moviegoer

Unlike Moby Dick, I Want You will not become a classic. Nor is it about whales. As a matter of

On the Shelf

The post-Faulkner Advocate, out this week, has not received the advance ballyhoo of its predecessor, but it is nevertheless an

The Playgoer

Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, despite the frequency with which amateur groups produce them, are not easy things to put across.

Truman's General

A book with a triple title and a double authorship is bound to be somewhat disconnected. "The General and the