Letter of Introduction - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Letter of Introduction Reviews

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½ January 12, 2016
gr8 cast makes this one go
Super Reviewer
September 12, 2014
Two stories intersect here: one, that of the New York underground of performers waiting for that big break, to be discovered, but still a "family" helping each other out through the tough times until that happens (see Stage Door, 1937, made only a year before this one and with much of the same cast) and two, that of a father and daughter reconnecting after years of not meeting. Need I mention that both the father (Adolphe Menjoe) and the daughter (Andrea Leeds) are in show business?
And so another 1930's-style Hollywood glamour job on theater life.
The other half of the film however works real hard to sell Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy to us, both (how else?) given mucho screen time, but unfortunately with only a poor script. It's not their best presentation.
October 3, 2012
very good B movie from this time period
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Super Reviewer
½ August 19, 2010
Andrea Leeds and Adolphe Menjou have a nice chemistry as the daughter finding her long lost father in this lovely little drama. Eve Arden is inimitable as ever as the wisecracking best friend, and the always welcome Rita Johnson and Ann Sheridan show up in small parts. Depending on your tolerance or liking for Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy be aware that the movie stops dead at one point for about 10 minutes for his routine.
August 2, 2009
You simply can't naturally work a ventriloquist into a movie. But Edgar Bergen made his dummy act work on radio for 20 years, for crying out loud, so his star-power demanded respect.
August 8, 2005
A PRETTY MINOR FILM WITH A BLAND CAST, BUT IT DID KEEP MY INTEREST. VERY DRAMATIC ENDING.
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