The New Pictures, Mar. 27, 1950

A Woman of Distinction (Columbia) tries hard to humanize higher education with repeated injections of low comedy. Ray Milland, a lecture-touring British astronomer, falls in love with Bluestocking Rosalind Russell, a dean of women who has, for no specific reason, just been pictured on TIME'S cover. All that prevents their speedy marriage, and a quick ending to the picture, is her unmotivated conviction that there is no room in her life for romance.

To spin out this tedious plot, Director Edward Buzzell relies heavily on slapstick. Rosalind is trapped in the slats of a Venetian blind, -spanked by an exploding engine part...

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