November 10, 11, 17, 18,
Hawthorne Junior High School
Taubman of the New York Times describes: "You will not be overwhelmed to
discover that Mary is contrary and that her trouble is basic insecurity.
Seems she had an older sister, a stunner. Oh, the traumatic effect on
Mary! In high school she went out for the literary monthly instead of
with boys. She learned to compensate for her drabness by being clever.
When we meet her, she is as witty asówell, Jean Kerr. She appears at the
apartment of her former husband, Bob, because his lawyer has summoned
her to help with Bob's sticky tax returns. Their marriage, it seems,
foundered on the rocks of Mary's unrelenting sense of humor. The moment
she arrives she gives us some excellent samples of it. It takes Dirk
Winston, a handsome film hero whose star is in decline, to understand
Mary. Dirk makes her face up to her secret. He also kisses her and
offers her the kind of adoration her practical and obtuse husband has
been unable to manage. Just in time, Bob, who has been on the verge of
marrying a rich, young health fiend named Tiffany Richards, realizes
that he still needs Mary. It will not be killing any suspense to reveal
that true love triumphs."