No Minor Vices (1948)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 12, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Another interesting effort from independent Enterprise Productions, No Minor Vices stars recent French import Louis Jourdan. Into the staid, conservative lives of pediatrician Perry Ashwell (Dana Andrews) and his wife April (Lilli Palmer) comes the flamboyantly eccentric Greenwich Village artist Otavio Quaglini (Jourdan). Insisting upon sketching the hidden "inner selves" of the Ashwells, Quaglini causes nothing but disharmony and dissension between Perry and April. Conversely, the artist's visit has a positive effect on Ashwell's lovelorn assistants Miss Darlington (Jane Wyatt) and Dr. Sturdivant (Norman Lloyd). No Minor Vices doesn't always work, but it's fun to watch Louis Jourdan plug his way through a role that Burgess Meredith or Hans Conried could have played blindfolded.

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artist, chaos, doctor/nurse, family, husband, intellectual, lifestyle, maniac, mistake, office, portrait, shop, sketch, store, voice [speaking], wife, play [recreation]