"Ferber makes an appealing if unlikely detective and Jimmy Dean a splendidly charismatic enigma. But the moody, weepy star, the prize orchid in this Hollywood hothouse, sucks the air out of the tale, leaving the players in the mystery plot gasping for breath."
Bestselling novelist Edna Ferber, in Hollywood as co-producer of the 1955 screen adaptation of Giant
, adds sleuthing to her extensive résumé when James Dean is accused of murder.
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