The New Pictures, Jun. 27, 1949

Sorrowful Jones (Paramount), a remake of Damon Runyon's Little Miss Marker, turns out to be a major salvage operation. The original 1934 Hollywood version lifted Shirley Temple to stardom. The current version, though it has very little to do with Runyon, lifts Comedian Bob Hope out of an accumulated litter of silly scripts, props and costumes, and gives him a new grip on the U.S. public's funny bone.

As a penny-pinching Broadway bookie, Hope has only two props to work with, but both of them get worked to a fare-thee-well. One is a forward...

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