Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 11, 1949

Take One False Step (Universal-International) features William Powell climbing in & out of a highly unlikely scrape. As a distinguished educator in search of a university endowment, Powell appears hardly bright enough to run a class in finger-painting. Though happily married, he accepts a date with a blonde barfly

(Shelley Winters) who was his girl friend in the happy-go-lucky war days. Next morning when Miss Winters is found to have disappeared, leaving behind a bloodied scarf belonging to Powell, he takes his next false step. Instead of reporting to the police, he sets out to run down the murderers and is presently...

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