Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 18, 1957

Full of Life (Columbia) is full of sex. And the sex, for a wonder, has nothing to do with Hollywood's usual sex substitutes—sin on silk, cheesecake photography, the cult of chest. Full of Life is full of a healthy, warmhearted, get-married-and-have-babies kind of sensuality.

From the first spin of the reel, it is plain that the heroine (Judy Holliday) is full of life. As she flap-foots into her average suburban kitchen, her face zombie-like in the spell of some unspeakable urge, it will be obvious to the last row, third balcony, that the lady is pregnant. But what is this dark drive...

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