I hesitate to turn a thing off for boredom, but
here was near-occasion doing so. Weakness could easily go by that one-word alone,
this a Radio Pictures stiff among ones buyer stations shunned when the 700+ RKO
library went TV route in 1956. Radio Pictures was a creation of RCA and
investors who wanted theatres to install their sound system. Trouble was, they
had to make movies to put on screens being bought up, thus succession of clucks
like She's My Weakness. Nearly the whole thing takes place on a single dull set
--- made me feel I was in stir. What lured was Sue Carol and hopeful
jazz-aging. The actress and future Ladd-mate is there and cute, but woe be the
rest. She's My Weakness plays like precursor to much-better Hot Saturday, which
would arrive two years later from Paramount.
At least there's honesty re the Depression; none of these people have money and
they'll do anything to get some. Based on a 20's play, which Radio fails
utterly to open up.