“Watch on the Rhine” (1943; Hellman wags finger, warns: Nazis BAD!): Quatsch on the Rhine
Middle-brow loftiness: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas and the Three Little Prigs come to town to lay it on thick.
“The Women” (Harridans tear each other to shreds — a romp): Hen pals
Costumier Adrian gets his freak on. It’s the Merry Widow Cocktail Waitress ensemble for Rosalind Russell — it’s not for everyone, but for madcap Roz, c’est la mode juste! Mr Brian Aherne’s lovely young bride is a peach in that creamy Little Bo Peep of Sutton Place housecoat. But, say, isn’t that the Widow Thalberg there on the right? You know it, brother! No more sombers for this vivacious lady! She’s footloose, fancy-free, out on the town, and making the scene inside her stunning World of Tomorrow Ice Box frock — ain’t she a beaut? It’s functional! Keeps a chickie warm and her Popsicles cold. Who’s ready for a Perisphere Freezie?