Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 22, 1941

Two-Faced Woman (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is a practically perfect example of how wrong Hollywood can be when it gets off the beam. A slapsticky remake of a 1925 farce (Her Sister from Paris, with Constance Talmadge), it is an absurd vehicle for Greta Garbo, the Swedish nonpareil and the screen's best tragedienne. Its embarrassing effect is not unlike seeing Sarah Bernhardt swatted with a bladder. It is almost as shocking as seeing your mother drunk.

Why this particular picture should have run afoul of the Legion of Decency, a Catholic organization which exercises the prerogative...

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