The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
I had heard about this movie for years, but only saw it tonight. The wait was my loss.
To begin with, it stars two of the undeservedly forgotten luminaries of the movie industry: Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas.
But more important is the content of this movie. It is all about small-minded bigotry in small-minded Americans. Given its time - the 1930s - that small-mindedness is linked to living in a small town. Unfortunately, today location has nothing to do with it: there are small-minded Americans in our biggest cities and our suburbs. But the movie has lost none of its relevance. It is very definitely a movie that calls out for a modern remake. Hollywood doesn't make movies like this anymore, and in this case, that is a loss for all of us.
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