Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 8, 1957

Man on Fire (MGM) smolders intermittently, which is in itself surprising because the plot could set soap opera back at least ten years. Bing Crosby might have cheered everybody by husking a tune or two, but instead he is up to his tonsils in a sticky broken-home situation that would challenge the sweet wisdom of Dorothy Dix. He just cannot forgive his ex-wife (Mary Fickett) for letting herself be seduced, then married by that smooth talker from the State Department (Richard Eastham). The brink is attained when Mary shows up to play tug...

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