The New Pictures, May 22, 1950

Conspirator (M-G-M). The Sally Benson script, based on the Humphrey Slater novel, is more a study of stupidity than treason. Robert Taylor, a wooden-faced major in a British Guards regiment, has been a Red agent since he was 15, apparently because he enjoyed his conspiratorial adolescence in Ireland. He breaks party discipline by marrying Elizabeth Taylor, an American visitor to London, who is portrayed as vain, vapid and addicted to double-takes. Since even his addlepated wife soon catches on that he is a traitor, the party orders Robert to kill her. On a...

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