Because of Him

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Because of Him ★★½ 1945

Actress Kim Walker (Durbin) fakes a letter of introduction from famous thespian John Sheridan (Laughton) in order to impress Broadway producer Charles Gilbert (Ridges). It works and she's given the lead, much to the dismay of the playwright, Paul Taylor (Tone). Naturally, Kim turns out to be an opening night success and Paul comes around and realizes what a swell gal she is. Laughton is at his best as the hammy veteran performer. 88m/B VHS . Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Charles Laughton, Stanley Ridges, Helen Broderick, Donald Meek; D: Richard Wallace; W: Edmund Beloin; C: Hal Mohr; M: Miklos Rozsa.