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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 12. September 20, 1951



IT seems quite clear from the second rate to puerile fare at present generally showing in our theatres that our theatre organisations unload all their poor films at once. By this method the public, restricted in their entertainment as it is, is forced to see and pay for cowboy epics (three showing in one week), second rate romance—The "Mating Season" was a new low—and American funnies—"Bedtime for Bonzo."

Good films which have been to other centres months ago are nowhere in sight. "Seven Days to Noon" which was showing in second run theatres in Australia last Christmas has not been here yet. There are others which show no signs of arriving. After all we do pay and one would think that the payer would sometimes pipe the tune with one decent film in a bad bunch, but no, they all arrive at once.

Here are some comments on a film and a recent play.