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FILM NEWS

?,'JTHE film story of a country in

America's southern Missis-

sippi district during the days leading to the Civil War is tofd .with great force in "Tap Roots," which will be released in Hobait shortly.

There is violence, tenderness, and excitement in the Technicolor production. Van Heflin is reported to be convincing as a suave, renegade newspaper publisher; Susan Hay- ward gives an outstanding portrayal; and Boris Karloff is impressive as a Choctaw Indian.

The story, builds steadily in ex- citement and action, and battle scenes recorded on the film are said to be most realistic.

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JN Canada three years ago

only 3 p.c. of the popula- tion supported British films. Today 32 p.c. are devotees. "Great Expec- tations" was. voted the most popular film of 1948 in Canada; most popu- lar actress of the year was Mar- garet Lockwood, and most popular actor was James Mason.

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DRAMA of everyday life in modern Hollywood will be released shortly by Paramount Stu- dios. The film, entitled "Sunset Boulevard,'.' will star William Hol- den^ Gloria* Swanson, and Nancy Olsen;. In addition to' a delightful story; .the; film is reported to contain enjoyable music.

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