Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 3, 1953

Main Street to Broadway (Lester Cowan; MGM) is dedicated to the fond belief that everybody west of the Jersey Turnpike is simply fascinated by the theater in Manhattan; they may not be after seeing this movie, which is about as real as an actress' eyelashes.

The story and screenplay were furnished by two veteran playwrights who have dabbled in the movies before—Robert Sherwood (The Best Years of Our Lives) and Samson Raphaelson (The Jazz Singer, 1952 version)—but they seem to be writing down to the movies. While they occasionally use words of three syllables,...

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