The New Pictures, Dec. 15, 1941

I Wake Up Screaming (20th Century-Fox) is a showcase for the renowned torsos of bountiful Betty Grable and beautiful Victor Mature. A melodramiable mystery, well-directed, nicely acted, competently atmospherical, it is notable for a complete absence of gunplay and for a slick performance by enormous (290-lb). Laird Cregar, as the psychopathic head of a homicide squad.

The picture is concerned with the ultimate capture of a fiend who murders Miss Grable's sister (Carole Landis), a hash-house honey whom Mr. Mature, a lowbrow sports promoter, inadvertently promotes right out of his life to Hollywood....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!