Cinema: New Picture, Jul. 7, 1958

The Goddess (Carnegie Productions; Columbia), as Playwright Paddy Chayefsky has incautiously informed the public, is an attempt to create "a major work of art." For the attempt, Playwright Chayefsky wrote his own script, formed his own production company, gave the big part to Kim Stanley, a Hollywood newcomer who has made a name on Broadway (Bus Stop), shot most of the picture in New York and Maryland. Total cost: $740,000. Needless to say, the film is not the promised masterpiece. Chayefsky at his best is a significant moralist of manners, a considerable poet...

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