Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 29, 1951

Molly (Paramount) brings The Goldbergs to the screen after a 21-year career in radio, vaudeville, comic strip, legitimate theater and television. As always, The Goldbergs spices its doughy lumps of linguistic comedy and tearful drama with an authentic flavor of Jewish family life in The Bronx, binds them with the hopes, frailties and loyalties common to all families.

Bighearted Molly Goldberg (played, as usual, by Author Gertrude Berg) still rules her clan with the same firm but pliant hand that stirs the big pots forever simmering on her stove. She never runs out of...

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