The New Pictures, Sep. 11, 1950

Tea for Two (Warner), based vaguely on the immensely successful 1924 musical No, No, Nanette, sheds a Technicolor tear for the good old days of plus fours, prohibition and the stock-market crash. The story, about a Broadway show, employs nearly every musical-comedy cliche —from romantic misunderstandings between Doris Day and radio's Gordon MacRae to pratfalls by Comic Billy De Wolfe. Every quarter-hour or so there is a big production number.

As hot-weather entertainment, Tea for Two is at its best when concentrating on the old tunes of Vincent Youmans, George Gershwin and Roger Wolfe Kahn.*

The Black Rose (20th Century-Fox] shows how Tyrone...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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