Cinema, Also Showing Nov. 29, 1948

My Dear Secretary (United Artists] is a disjointed little charade for which Writer-Director Charles Martin will have to take most of the blame. A successful novelist (Kirk Douglas) marries his secretary (Laraine Day). Then the secretary proves to be a better novelist than her husband, and the husband becomes her secretary. At about this point, the actors appear to falter and look straight at the camera, as if pleading for mercy. But Writer-Director Martin is merciless—with both players and audience. The unhappy cast includes Rudy Vallee, Keenan Wynn, Helen Walker and Florence Bates.

The Return of October (Columbia) stirs up an enormous...

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