"A good deal of it is actually unfunny, and all of it is too synthetic."
|With Frances Drake.|
Ladies Should Listen - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):
"Basically there may have been enough comedy and farce possibility in this story, but as handled, it emerges a much too highly strained attempt at farce. A good deal of it is actually unfunny, and all of it is too synthetic.
Cary Grant is brutally miscast as a philandering young Parisian. He plays the part for comedy, miscuing several times. On the other hand, Frances Drake as his vis-a-vis, a nosey telephone girl, who listens in on conversations and has a habit of trying to straighten things out for other people, turns in her best performance yet and does much to establish herself.
Picture allows Charles Ray to make a film comeback in a very minor role. Handles a comedy bit very effectively and ought to be able to go places again.
Claude Binyon and Frank Butler overworked hoke and puns in their adaptation, and these were all overstrained in the direction."
- Wolfe Kaufman, Variety
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Number 17 - Ladies Should Listen (Lobby Card Style)
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