Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 30, 1956

The Birds and the Bees (Paramount] abet the growing suspicion that Hollywood is engaged in a Machiavellian plot to destroy television by sabotaging TV's best comics. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were the victims in last month's Forever Darling. This time, George Gobel walks the plank. Since the essence of Gobel's comedy is intellectual, The Birds and the Bees cunningly makes its jokes as physical as possible: Gobel takes pratfalls on land and sea, at home and abroad. When he isn't getting pie in the face, he is compelled to...

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