The New Pictures, Jun. 11, 1945

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Pillow to Post (Warner) puts several normally serious-minded Warner properties—notably Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet and Director Vincent Sherman—over the hurdles and through the hoops of a fast, old-fashioned farce. The confusions develop when a young lady (Miss Lupino), in order to make sure of a night's rest in a tourist camp, persuades an Army lieutenant (William Prince) to pose as her husband. The picture plants every grain of corn—from a Negro manservant named Lucille to a small boy who puts a bullfrog in the heroine's valise—which might serve to make it indistinguishable from the old Samuel French masterpieces so dear to pre-Coolidge provincial dramatic societies.

Fortunately, however, corn is edible, and the serious thinkers (Miss Lupino, for that matter, started in comedy) turn out to have a nice knack for foolishness. Typical dialogue: Lieut. Prince (lugubriously eyeing Miss Lupine's knee-length nightgown): "I suppose it gives you freedom." Miss Lupino: "Well, that's what we're fighting for isn't it?"

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