Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 5, 1954

About Mrs. Leslie (Paramount). Shirley Booth, with her gilded Oscar (Best Actress of 1952, for her work in Come Back, Little Sheba) scarce beginning to peel, has already laid aside her dignity and gone for a summer's dunk in a tub of sentimental lather. For this film, based on a Vina Delmar novel, is pure soap opera, and it is the kind of suds that leaves a sticky ring around the mind. Shirley plays a part that is wallowingly reminiscent of John's Other Wife.

The wonder is how beautifully she plays it. For the first...

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