Cinema: New Picture, Dec. 9, 1946

The Razor's Edge (20th Century-Fox) dawdles away several million dollars trying to make a great philosopher out of W. Somerset Maugham and a great actress out of Gene Tierney. Result of all the costly, unsuccessful straining is an earnest, overlong, impressively glossy, frequently dull movie. Novelist Maugham remains an accomplished old storyteller who is not at his best as a camp-meeting evangelist. Miss Tierney is still a toothily pretty young woman who displays fancy clothes with far greater assurance than she displays simple emotions.

The movie tiptoes as respectfully close behind Maugham's 90-day...

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