Four Wives Reviews
In the movie Four Daughters we saw the daughters of Adam Lemp all grown up and become married. Their lives are all over the place, but one of the daughters becomes a widow when her husband unexpectantly dies. As she begins to recover from the tragedy, she falls in love with a new man, only to discover she is pregnant with her dead husband's baby...
"Well I am here...and I ain't getting one bit of attention either."
Michael Curtiz, director of White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawks, Yankee Doodle Dandee, Four Daughters, We're No Angels, Breaking Point, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kid Galahad, delivers Four Wives. The storyline for this picture is straightforward and fairly slow, but the settings and characters are well placed and written. The acting is pretty solid and the cast includes Priscilla Lane, Claude Rains, Eddie Albert, May Robson, and John Garfield.
"He don't need no education. That's for sissies."
I watched this movie because it was directed by the marvelous Michael Curtiz. I also did enjoy Four Daughters. I can tell you I didn't think this was as good as that movie and the film was too slow and kind of boring. I did want to see what happened to the characters, so the movie does keep you invested in the plot, but this is far from one of Curtiz's better pictures.
"It's your career. It's not your baby."