Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 10, 1958

The Lovemaker (Trans-Lux). Constrained by customs rooted in the Moslem and the medieval, millions of Spanish women sit behind their lattices and, as the Spanish say, "wait for the blue prince." For a pretty girl or a wealthy girl, the wait may not be long. For those who have neither looks nor money, life can be the sort of gradual death this picture painfully and vividly anatomizes.

It is a pretty good picture, all in all, one of the best of the bad lot that has been made in Spain in the last 20 years....

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