This novel venture into film music from Julia Migenes-Johnson, an artist who thrives on challenge, is pleasantly entertaining. Her singing is restrained, lovely, and successfully indulgent, while proving she's a first-class song stylist without a hint of opera-itis. While most of the orchestrations are thick and luscious, they never overpower her. But she is most pleasing in the intimate "Manha De Carnaval," arranged sweetly with guitar.
Playwright Lillian Hellman recalls World War II, her best friend and writer Dashiell Hammett. Best supporting Oscars for Redgrave and Jason Robards.