THE BLUE BIRD
Directed by GEORGE CUKOR Screenplay by HUGH WHITEMORE and ALFRED HAYES
Expensive movies are sometimes made for strange reasons. Quality often has little to do with it. Great amounts of time and huge sums of money are lavished on what Hollywood likes to call "a project" just because a star is "available." The Blue Bird belongs to this category, although tangentially. It is probably the first movie in history made because a country was available.
The country is the Soviet Union. The Blue Bird, as the publicity puts it, "brought the U.S....