Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Radio review – Lux – “You Came Along” (1945) **

Van Johnson is extremely well cast as one of three very close army buddies who go on a bond raising tour – their guide is Lizabeth Scott and romance ensues. Most of this is bright slangy dialogue, little plot – that only kicks in when it turns out Johnson is terminally ill. Lots of talk about living for the moment, etc – Scott doesn’t seem very interested in Johnson. The screenplay was originally written by Ayn Rand! When Johnson is introduced at the end some bobby soxers in the audience squeal – that’s the second time I’ve heard that on a radio show.

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