Television: Dream Girl

Verna: U.S.O. Girl

Verna: U.S.O. Girl, a 90-minute film on PBS's Great Performances (Wednesday, Jan. 25) series, happily ignores all the rules that plague made-for-TV movies. It is not an uplifting message drama about a trendy social or political issue. It is not a vehicle for TV stars seeking to plug an upcoming series or special. It is not a violent action spree or a self-congratulatory exercise in middlebrow culture. Verna: U.S.O. Girl is just a small story—too small for a theatrical film but perfect for the tube—engagingly told by talented people. It can stand as a model of what made-for-TV movies...

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