The New Pictures, Sep. 7, 1942

The Big Street (RKO-Radio) is a pleasant bit of paranoia that cannot possibly displease anyone, but may baffle some cinemaddicts for a while. It is also the first of Damon Runyon's homely tales about Times Square to be produced by him.

When Her Highness (Lucille Ball), an imperious nightclub queen, gets publicly slapped downstairs and fetches up at the bottom hopelessly crippled, it looks as if she or Author-Producer Damon Runyon were crazy. It turns out that she is. A doctor explains that Her Highness is a paranoiac, which means, he says, that she...

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