Cinema: Ideal Woman

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In an expert piece of sentiment called Goodbye, Mr. Chips, a young English actress, who looked rather like a goddess sculptured in butterscotch, made her brief screen debut, and without fair warning even to herself, stole the film. Though nobody clearly realized it at the time (four years ago), she also started something new in screen history.

The something new was to make Mrs. Miniver and Random Harvest two of the five greatest screen hits ever manufactured. It was to explain every success that the young actress, whose name was Greer Garson,...

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