Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 7, 1947

Perils of Pauline (Paramount) is the best remembered of the old serials which starred Pearl White during the wild, playful childhood of the movies (roughly 1910 to 1920). It is also a new, bright-colored, strident biocomedy about the late Miss White, starring Betty Hutton. Betty starts as a sweatshop girl, moves on to become a dumb theatrical trouper, bursts into bloom as the queen of silent serials, and fades off into a Paris nightclub when movie audiences tire of her innocent melodramatics. On the way up she falls in love with an arrogant stage...

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