Thursday, January 06, 2011

Radio review – Lux - “What a Woman” (1954) **

One of the many silly career woman comedies Rosalind Russell made in the wake of His Girl Friday. I call them “career woman” as opposed to “career girl” because Russell usually played well-established members of a profession tempted by matrimony. Here she’s an agent who decides to turn a professor-turned-novelist into an actor to star in a film version of the novel. If that’s not dopey enough, an author (Bob Cummings, replacing Brian Aherne) is doing a profile on Russell and falls in love with her. It’s a dumb idea and the whole piece suffers; when critics whine about how much better romantic comedies were in the old days, show them this one.

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