Dorothy McGuire made her film debut in CLAUDIA, repeating the role she created on the stage in Rose Franken's play. Two years before, in 1941, the same material was used in a radio show, "Claudia and David," based on the Redbook
stories by Franken. It's little more than the epic of a
young bride who is incredibly naive, nervously impulsive, sometimes vague, but always charming. Young is McGuire's very tolerant husband, who tries to be supportive as his young wife learns to cope with the tribulations of marriage. Claire scores well as Claudia's mother, a woman doomed to death
from the fade-in, and yet that doesn't detract from the essential warm heartedness o...