Cinema: Ho-Ho-Ho-Hum

Bachelor in Paradise (M-G-M). He: "Isn't it a bit early for a cocktail?" She: "Early! It's April." That's what the script says, but it is plainly later than Bob Hope (who admits he is 57) and Lana Turner (who claims she is 40) like to think. In Paradise they are cast as a couple of gay young things in their middle 303, but the moving finger has inexorably written lines that contradict the ones they have to say. Their first fine rapture actually suggests a desperate last fling, their romantic moments sometimes seem mildly necromantic. The script, in any case, is...

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