Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 10, 1947

Smash-Up (Walter Wanger; Universal-International) could be mistaken, on its surface, for just another of those wife-v.-secretary "problem" movies which are called, with unconscious contempt, "woman's pictures." But beneath its soap-opera surface, it takes some perceptive looks at a marriage going to pieces.

It is the story of a crooner (Lee Bowman) who rises too fast in the world, and of what the rise does to his wife (Susan Hay ward). The wife serves him well and happily, so long as he is handling cowboy ballads on 6 a.m. radio dates. But once he comes...

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