Cl N EMA: The New Pictures

Designing Woman (M-G-M). Reporters are madly romantic and have unlimited expense accounts. Manhattan career girls are born in the Midwest and tantalize men by biting their ear lobes. Bigtime gangsters send their sons to Princeton. Men are only big overgrown boys and have terrible taste in furniture. Women hate each other and get hysterical at the sight of blood. When a bachelor stops his convertible on a side road at night and murmurs "How about it, huh?" he is of course proposing marriage.

The rules of the romantic comedy game, as played by Hollywood, are at least as irrational as...

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