Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 28, 1957

The Iron Petticoat (MGM) is practically a remake of the old Greta Garbo-Melvyn Douglas comedy about how Lenin's glass-of-water theory is vanquished by Hollywood's slipper-of-champagne theory, and the world is saved for black lace undies. This version, however, might more accurately have been titled Ninotmuchka. Katharine Hepburn, doing her smooth-cheeked, trim-legged best to look like a Soviet with sex appeal, plays a MIG-wig in the Red air force who flies to the West in protest over a missed promotion. Bob Hope, a major in the U.S. Air Force, is assigned the "sensitive" task...

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