Friday, October 08, 2010
Radio review - Lux - “Wabash Avenue” (1950) **
A remake of Coney Island (it hit cinemas only seven years after the original did - the old days weren't that original) isn't as much fun to listen to without being able to see the colour and dancing and Betty's legs. Betty is likeable enough as the singer squabbled over by some competing men, including Victor Mature - who is engaging but not as good as George Montgomery (a sort of imitation Clarke Gable type who was really good in the original). There are some songs and a comic Irishman.