Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 9, 1948

An Ideal Husband (London Film; 20th Century-Fox) is not one of Oscar Wilde's best plays, but it has enough edge and style to make the run of plays look oafish. Alexander Korda's screen production of it is short of ideal, but it is distinctly something to see and hear.

The story: Mrs. Cheveley (Paulette Goddard), a high-flying blackmailer, puts the bite on the most model husband and statesman in turn-of-the-century England. Unless he publicly endorses a flagrant speculation fraud, she will expose the one piece of youthful crookedness upon which his fortune and his...

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