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Muscle Beach

USA, 1948 (MIFF 1953, In Poetic Style)

Director: J. Strick, I. Lerner

A satire on the pursuit of physical culture on the Santa Monica Beach. The special distinction of the film lies in its imaginative use of the sound track.

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