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Bedtime Story

Picture is a combo of slick scripting, fast-paced direction and excellent performances. Richard Flournoy provides plenty of laugh embellishment to the original story by Horace Jackson and Grant Garrett; director Alexander Hall keeps his foot on the speed throttle from start to finish; and Fredric March teams with Loretta Young for a pair of topnotch performances in the starring spots.

Cast:
Fredric March Loretta Young Robert Benchley Allyn Joslyn Eve Arden Helen Westley

Picture is a combo of slick scripting, fast-paced direction and excellent performances. Richard Flournoy provides plenty of laugh embellishment to the original story by Horace Jackson and Grant Garrett; director Alexander Hall keeps his foot on the speed throttle from start to finish; and Fredric March teams with Loretta Young for a pair of topnotch performances in the starring spots.

Despite the light and fluffy tale unreeled, maximum entertainment is provided in the breezy exposition of the marital problems of producer-playwright March and his star-wife Young. After seven years of marriage and struggle, pair are top successes in their respective endeavors.

The wife desires to retire to their farm in Connecticut, while the energetic March hatches a new play in which he wants Young to star. Both Young and the audience keep intrigued by the inventive devices concocted by the playwright in trying to swing his wife into the new play.

Bedtime Story

Production: Columbia. Director Alexander Hall; Producer B.P. Schulberg; Screenplay Richard Flournoy; Camera Joseph Walker; Editor Viola Lawrence; Music Werner Heymann; Art Director Lionel Banks, Cary Odell

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1941. Running time: 83 MIN.

With: Fredric March Loretta Young Robert Benchley Allyn Joslyn Eve Arden Helen Westley

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