Cinema: The New Pictures, Apr. 18, 1949

Adventure in Baltimore (RKO Radio), like a leisurely look into the family album, is good for some drowsy amusement and one or two chuckles. Set in the 1900s, it describes the misadventures of a rebellious young woman (Shirley Temple) who believes in women's rights—especially the right to vote and to paint the nude human figure. Expelled from school for her outlandishly radical notions, Shirley returns home to disgrace her kindly clergyman-father (Robert Young), outrage her boy friend (John Agar), and throw the whole neighborhood into an uproar.

As a firebrand in full petticoats,...

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