comedy, which is better in its writing than in its substance, which seems unvated and meaningless, as it recounts the...

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MARRIAGE A LA MODE

comedy, which is better in its writing than in its substance, which seems unvated and meaningless, as it recounts the deadend, romantic pursuit of Candy Neuhaus by Barnard Cremier. Minneapolis in 1940, and a montage of marriage, tennis, drinking, and mild immorality frames the narrative of Barney's business deals, his less successful marriage to Laura, and the torment of his attempts to ""make"" Candy, Candy who had a penchant for pants and a following she maintains at arm's length. Barney, achieving only frustration, consults a psychiatrist, and is advised to swear off Candy, and does so...Never very funny, this somehow doesn't come off.

Pub Date: Oct. 30, 1947

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Ives Washburn

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1947