The New Pictures, Jun. 13, 1949

Slightly French (Columbia) is a tedious rehash of the old Pygmalion theme. This time the cultural spit & polish are applied to a low-life carnival dancer (Dorothy Lamour) by an egotistical Hollywood director (Don Ameche) who transforms her into a phony French film star.

The plot involves nothing basic that is not foreseeable in the first two reels. The script, however, has one pleasant surprise. Every now & then, Miss Lamour comes out with a roundly turned, neatly delivered snap of U.S. gutter slang which fleetingly suggests what might have been made of this...

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