BLITHE SPIRIT IVOEL Coward characters, once they J. a have escaped this fever called living, can hardly be said to escape to happiness. They find themselves in an even duller place where Merlin bores them with magic turns at patties, where unpleasant little girls with adenoids act as go-betweens for mediums and where. final horror, forms have to be filled up.
It's all gay, unpretentious stuff and here it is just a case ni photographing the play—in Technicolor. Margaret Rutherford, who is a gift to any play or film, is the hearty hefty medium and Kay Hammond repeats her stage triumph, making the English speech sound like squashy plum duff.—
(Odeon). G. C.