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Critics Praise Drama:

Comedians Win Profits

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From Our Staff Correspondent And A.A.P.

New York film critics yesterday gave Bette Davis and her dramatic film, "All About Eve," top honours, but a British poll showed that comedians - not dramatic artists - were the best box office

draw in 1950.

LONDON, Dec. 28 - British film exhibitors voted the American comedian Bob Hope the best box office draw ol' the year in the annual "Motion Picture Herald" poll announced in London to-day.

Hollywood's Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy team was second. British stars Anna Neagle and lean Simmons were third and


The Ameiican film "Annie Gel Your Gun" and the British film, "The Blue Lamp" reached a photo-finish at the top of the list

of films which took most money at British box offices this year.

The "Motion Picture Herald," a leading U.S. film trade paper, compiled the list from a poll

among more than 4,500 British


NEW YORK, Dec. 28. "All About Eve" won the New York film critics' award yes- terday as the best picture in


Bette Davis, who portrayed the vitriolic, ageing across in "All About Eve," and the film's director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz. also won first prizes in their respective categories.

Gregory Peck was voted the best actor for his role as an Air Force general in "12 O'Clock High."

The award for the best foreign-language film went to "Ways of Love," a composite of three shorts in French and

Italian on the general theme of I love. I


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