The New Pictures, Apr. 26, 1948

Winter Meeting (Warner) tells about a brief encounter between an "aristocratic poetess" of old New England stock (Bette Davis) and a plebeian war hero of Polish immigrant stock (James Davis, no kin). For 104 minutes they do almost nothing but talk—and then finally decide not to get married. The decision saves them from a life of such boring conversation as:

He (shortly after they meet): "You look as if you had ancestors."

She (anticipating his first pass): "We seem constantly at swords' points."

He (after she cooks breakfast): "I guess I just never ran into...

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