Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 10, 1959

Blue Denim (20th Century-Fox), cut from the same bolt as the Broadway play, is an honest, occasionally touching effort to dramatize what Dylan Thomas called the puny measure of happiness that "time allows . . . Before the children green and golden/ Follow him out of grace." The movie also follows through to treat the children's vast measure of unhappiness after 16-year-old Arthur Bartley and his 15-year-old girl friend Janet fall from grace and into the evil clutches of an abortionist. The fault here seems to lie not so much with the youngsters'...

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