Cinema, Also Showing Mar. 31, 1947

The Years Between (Rank; Universal-International), at its best, deals pretty honestly with a genuine dramatic problem: How are husbands who went to war and wives who stayed at home to resume their marriages, as if there had been no years between? At its worst, the picture wastes energy on a less familiar, less interesting problem: Suppose the husband (Michael Redgrave) has been reported killed, and the wife (Valerie Hobson) is on the point of remarrying when he returns?

One trouble with this kind of fancification of plot is that it blurs the issues—already sufficiently dramatic—which it is supposed to bring into more...

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