No Minor Vices

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Andrews plays a thriving young pediatrician who makes a mistake by hiring an artist to sketch some "real life" portraits of a doctor's office. The painter is madman Jourdan, who promptly turns the office into a shambles and makes a play for Andrews' wife (Palmer). Gorcey plays a cigar maker who watches the proceedings from his shop across the way. There...read more

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Andrews plays a thriving young pediatrician who makes a mistake by hiring an artist to sketch some "real life" portraits of a doctor's office. The painter is madman Jourdan, who promptly turns the office into a shambles and makes a play for Andrews' wife (Palmer). Gorcey plays a cigar maker

who watches the proceedings from his shop across the way. There are some nice moments of sophisticated humor in the film, but the overall production is hampered by its intellectual pretensions. Voice-overs of the lead characters' thoughts, a la "Strange Interlude," are nice at first but quickly

become overdone. The presence of Gorcey, on leave from running his candy store for the BOWERY BOYS series, is also a nice touch that ends up being used too often. Jourdan is wonderful, appropriately nuts, as all eccentric artists should be. The support is fine, with Andrews and Palmer, normally

dramatic actors, handling the light comedy well. In the end, NO MINOR VICES is passable and humorous, though not the sophisticated comedy it pretends to be.

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