Cinema: New Picture, Sep. 13, 1943

Claudia (20th Century-Fox) furnishes dozens of adroit excuses for laughing about a U.S. character as typical and beloved as the Mickeys (Rooney and Mouse)—the Child Wife, Suburban Style.

Claudia, the child wife, is Dorothy McGuire, who perfected the part on Broadway. She is flanked by a dominant mother (Ina Claire) and by a Job-like husband (Robert Young).

The story of Claudia is chiefly the silly, funny, exasperating, infantile things she does in the course of growing into her marriage. For an hour or so, Claudia wags elbows, knees and tongue in a...

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