21 October 2019 | boblipton
I'll Hide Here Until They Go
Ozzie and Harriet deal with visiting friends, warnings about infidelity, two sons, an ad campaign, and the perils of visiting Rock Hudson and Barbara Lawrence. It's a movie version of their radio show, THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET. This was released in February of 1952. In October, their radio show would make its TV debut, one of a wave of shows that made the transition after radio's MY FAVORITE HUSBAND became TV's I LOVE LUCY.
It's almost strictly radio with pictures. There are only a couple of sequences that seem to play visually, and some that seem to have been set radio gags; Ann Doran entering with a passel of screaming children seems as radio as Fibber Magee's closet. The large number of radio actors bespeaks the same matter. As a pilot for a TV we never watched, it seems adequate. As a movie in and of itself, it seems obvious and dull.