Cinema: Anything for Laughs

To balance last year's heavy movie diet of psychotics, disillusioned soldiers, mistreated Negroes and megalomaniac athletes, Hollywood is currently dishing up a series of bland drawing-room comedies. Mostly these harmless romps seem to have no more serious aim than to give tired moviegoers a chance to watch elegantly dressed people wasting time and money.

And Baby Makes Three (Columbia) drives Robert Young and Barbara Hale to some witless and feverish activity over prospective parenthood. The opening shots, in which a pregnant bride faints at the altar, are something of a novelty. After that,...