Now, all these years later, it’s possible to look at a Vera Ralston vehicle with fresh eyes, free of prejudice, and discover with wonderment that — well, it’s true, she wasn’t an especially good actress. But neither was she movie-wreckingly bad. She’s simply there, visibly working hard, sometimes believable, sometimes not, as in The Flame, which benefits more from Yates’s lovestruck generosity with the budget.
Farran Smith Nehme
February 06, 2018