Wabash Avenue

Plot is a satisfactory backdrop for the deluge of tunes that run through the footage. There's nothing in the writing to tax the dramatic skill of the players, and they romp along neatly.

With:
Betty Grable Victor Mature Phil Harris James Barton Reginald Gardiner Margaret Hamilton

Plot is a satisfactory backdrop for the deluge of tunes that run through the footage. There’s nothing in the writing to tax the dramatic skill of the players, and they romp along neatly.

It’s Betty Grable’s picture, viewed strictly from the angle of physical attractions which she uses to the fullest. But she is abetted by some strong personalities in the male department. Background music score totals 26 oldies.

Phil Harris and Victor Mature portray friendly enemies, out to beat each other with a smile. It’s all good fun as long as they cheat each other at cards, win and lose their various business enterprises. It’s a more serious thing, though, when they compete for Grable and skullduggery runs high.

Wabash Avenue

Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Henry Koster; Producer William Perlberg; Screenplay Harry Tugend, Charles Lederer; Camera Arthur E. Arling; Editor Robert Simpson; Music Lionel Newman (dir.)

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 90 MIN.

With: Betty Grable Victor Mature Phil Harris James Barton Reginald Gardiner Margaret Hamilton

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