Cinema: All About Evie

Dear Heart will be called a woman's picture, possibly because it is old hat, old shoes, and hasn't got a thing to put on that everyone hasn't seen a dozen times before. Its heroine is the familiar small-town spinster who stands at the remnant counter of life trying to talk herself into a Big Splurge.

Fresh in from Avalon, Ohio (pronounced Uh-hia), to attend a corn-fed Manhattan postal convention, Evie (Geraldine Page) coyly introduces herself: "I'm a postmaster. Suppose I ought to say postmistress, but that sounds a bit racy." Desperately folksy, she calls...

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