Dec. 21, 1941: Philip K. Scheuer writes: “Citizen Kane” is, for this column, picture of 1941. It would be that if only because it jolted Hollywood once again into realizing the possibilities of the screen as a storytelling medium in sight and sound. But it is also a tremendously exciting experience — one that bears repeating — and a good show, to say nothing of the prospects it uncovers for a whole raft of actors and technicians, including, of course, Orson Welles himself.
The faux pas of the year is Greta Garbo’s “Two-Faced Woman.” The film has been rushed back to editing room to be re-cut, but the damage has been done, Scheuer says.
Jimmie Fidler says: Anyone who calls Hobart Bosworth “old” should try to keep pace with him during his daily health hike.