Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 7, 1949

Mother Is a Freshman (20th Century-Fox) is a featherbrained variation on one of Hollywood's most cherished myths: that U.S. Moms up to the age of 40 should be able, at the drop of a mink stole, to look and act like their teen-age daughters. The plot, as silly as a schoolgirl's endorsement of a beauty soap, is just about as inventive.

Loretta Young is a Park Avenue widow who finds herself temporarily broke. She gets a scholarship to Pointer College, where she joins her pretty daughter (Betty Lynn) in pursuit of higher education and a...

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