The New Pictures, Oct. 1, 1945

Her Highness and the Bellboy

(M.G.M.) was intended as a swatch of gossamer, but seems to have been spun in the innards of a Sherman tank and stitched together with a sledge hammer. Nonetheless, it has a spasmodic charm, thanks to the friendliness and prettiness of some of the people who play in it.

The story: Robert Walker, a bellhop, becomes the personal attendant of Hedy Lamarr, a mythical European princess briefly visiting a hotel on Manhattan's Central Park South. Infatuated, he no longer has time or heart to spare for June Allyson, a little cripple who loves him. No objet d'art in...

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