Radio: The Week in Review

The effort of putting on two first-rate shows last week left television with neither ingenuity nor wit for the rest of its schedule. NBC's Producers' Showcase brought Broadway's Katharine Cornell to TV for her dramatic debut with her best-known vehicle, Rudolf Besier's 1931 hit, The Barretts of Wimpole Street. In telling the love story of bedridden Elizabeth Barrett and Poet Robert Browning, the play seemed to have a full set of strikes against it for a mass audience, since 1) it was about poets and poetry, 2) its problem could have been solved at any time merely by the heroine's walking...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!