3 August 2004 | MauriceDeSaxe
Good, but dated show
If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. That, at the very last, is the warning that the ads should have given to customers as they made their way to this 40-carat weepie. Generous supplies of paper handkerchiefs should also have been freely available.
Carlos Thompson starred as a hard-boiled ace reporter, Ruth Leuwerik was his attractive wife. Their workaday trials and tribulations formed the undemanding content of the sentimental screenplay. En route to the altogether deserved happy-ending, the narrative involved a colourful collection of miscellaneous characters and often touching situations. Fortunately the two star's innate skill combined with a restrained tasteful direction to prevent what could so easily been a mawkish and maudlin wallow.