Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 12, 1949

I Was a Male War Bride. (20th Century-Fox) is a bedroom farce with a scattering of laughs which are muffled by as thick a mixture of stale crumbs and old chestnuts as Hollywood has ever stuffed into a high-priced turkey.

Buried in the stuffing is a situation dear to the hearts of farce writers: the plight of a manly newly wed (Gary Grant) who is prevented by twists of the plot from getting to bed with his bride (Ann Sheridan). Here the situation is rigged on a fresh but frail device that crumbles under...

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