Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »
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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts at rekindling any sparks are thwarted by the arrival of another rival for her affections and the showing of her controversial film which could put her former beau's job in jeopardy. Written by
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According to Ida Lupino biographer William Donati, director Vincent Sherman was summoned to the office of Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner--to whom he was under contract at the time--and accused of having an affair with Warners star Joan Crawford. Sherman, who had been at the studio since 1937, replied that what he did on his own tome was none of Warner's business. Warner ordered the director to stop making so many close-ups of the actress, an order Sherman disobeyed. Warners used that pretext to end its relationship with him. The director eventually found out that the studio exec had purposely provoked the confrontation with him because he thought Sherman was a Communist. When that turned out not to be true, Sherman was hired by the studio eight years later to do The Young Philadelphians (1959). See more »
Agatha picks up a cigarette and table lighter just before Dr. Pitt comes into her room. She stands and holds them both, the cigarette unlit for the remainder of the scene. See more »
And I had an opportunity to see what happened when freedom was destroyed. The first step was always the same. They began by putting a blanket over education. And by making it a crime for people to think. That's what the film is about. Actual newsreel shots of some of the dreadful things that have happened in our time. How they burned the books and sent the scholars into slave labor camps. How they hang the teachers by their feet in the public squares because they dared to teach the truth. Do ...
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An engrossing romance with a strong anti-McCarthyism subtext
What plays on the surface as a "romantic triangle" film carries a strong anti-McCarthyism message. Robert Young is the once-idealistic President of an exclusive Women's College who years earlier had trysted with Joan Crawford, a Congresswoman who has made a film depicting aspects of injustice. Crawford wants to reunite with Young and have the film played during Graduation Weekend. The school's trustees don't want the film shown, thinking it too "dangerous" for their students to see. The characters' arguments about democratic values play well with a modern audience, and both the political and the romantic aspects of the plot unfold in an engrossing and entertaining manner.
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