The New Pictures, May 27, 1946

A Night in Paradise (Universal) is a heavy yet highly bearable load of laughs at the expense ($2,000,000) of the unstable tyrant King Croesus (Thomas Gomez), his gold-digging fiancee, the Queen of Persia (Merle Oberon), an angry witch-queen (Gale Sondergaard), and the aphoristic ambassador Aesop (Turhan Bey).

Aesop at first is an old man, complete with false beard, false hump, enlarged brow, limp, and wise saws for every occasion. But once he falls for the Persian Queen he turns up in her bedroom dressed in the ancient equivalent of white flannels and looking as...

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