Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 2, 1946

Virtue took an awful beating in the week's films. To a woman, the heroines remained beautiful and bewitching as they sassed their mothers, neglected their children, poisoned their husbands, betrayed their lovers, sauntered in & out of jail, indulged such other foibles as highway robbery, adultery, shoplifting.

Temptation (Universal-International) comes about as close as the Johnston Office will permit in letting Merle Oberon get away with murder. Adapted from a musty Robert Hichens novel called Bella Donna (forerunner of the stories with spiced-up Mediterranean settings that used to run in Hearst's Cosmopolitan magazine),...

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