Cinema: Pratfalls & Tears

In the year or more since Jerry Wald and Norman Krasna, Hollywood wonder boys, formed their own producing unit at RKO Radio (TIME, Aug. 28, 1950), they have busied themselves with optimistic announcements and tinkering on movies already in production at the studio. Now, at last, they offer two products of their own: a wacky farce and an unabashed tearjerker. This double-barreled attempt to hit the target with old-fashioned bird shot may well succeed at the box office, but it also blows holes into the bright Wald & Krasna promises of original moviemaking....

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