SIR,—A recent general release A Tale of Two Cities is one which unquestionably fulfils the Holy Father's ideal for the cinema. Such is its nobility that it should sweep away the wish to see the vulgar, the mediocre or the sensual on the screen.
Here we see love which is so often misrepresented as passion shown in its essence as self-sacrifice. Here we see compassion upheld, purity upheld, reverence upheld as in the lovely scene in which Carton watches Lucie pray for him at the Crib. Here we see implied the Divine Mercy in this story of a wastrel who was capable of a devotion, a humility, and veneration for God that others less faulty might envy him, and who in his response to grace was so simple in his heroism.
When we have a film of this character given us should not the Catholic Press do all it can to advertise and applaud it; the C.F.S. to show it; and should not Catholics receive encouragement to influence the Film industry itself to use their wonderful invention for God?
KATHERINE CHOLMF.LEY. 8, Cleveland Place E, Bath.