Sister Kenny Reviews
Whilst watching this film, I was trying to think of modern films that it resembles. It has a touch of ‚??North Country‚?? in its portrayal of sexism and perseverance, and, like its comparison, it is every bit as worthy and dull. Rosalind Russell does what she can with her bad script, but even she cannot overcome the unconvincing and downright cheap aging device used throughout the film. She jumps from the age 20 to 40 inauspiciously, but at even older, things get even worse.
In the end, there is the happy ending, we have all been waiting for, but it feels completely tacked on by studio producers, and the speech, given by Sister Kenny at the end, though still relevant today, falters in its delivery. Which is a shame, as the first half-hour had a good premise, a strong female character and some credible tension in the male-female relationships. Such a pity, then, that the rest of the movie spirals into bloated claptrap.
[font=Trebuchet MS]Full review to come.[/font]