Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 26, 1951

Payment on Demand (Skirball & Manning; RKO Radio) is the story of a marriage and a divorce. Almost up to the time it opened last week in Manhattan, its producers were undecided whether it should also be the story of a reconciliation. After testing the picture before preview audiences, they have experimented with four different endings.

Though such indecision is often a dangerous symptom, Payment on Demand is good enough for moviegoers to care how it ends. The plot is not far removed from soap opera, but thanks to painstaking treatment and acting, it...

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