This probing inquiry into the making of a film star fails by its inability to present anything beyond the expected. All the typical situations one would expect a woman working toward stardom to encounter are presented without deviation. This is mainly the fault of screenwriter
Chayefsky--the first time he had ever ventured to the West Coast to put his pen to work. Luckily a subtle and workmanlike job was delivered from Cromwell at the helm. Stanley plays the woman who rose from squalor in a southern slum to become one of the hottest idols of the screen, a journey she
makes not so much on talent as on her looks. Ultimately she cannot remain in the spotlight for long...