To tie in with HBO’s new biopic of Liberace, here is that ivory tickler’s notorious first and last effort at being a big-screen matinee idol. It’s freshly on demand from Warner Archives, and here’s the dish:
In a perfect bit of casting, Liberace plays a popular concert pianist, a showman who gives the people what they want. His efficient bespectacled secretary (Joanne Dru) has silently pined for years but for some reason he doesn’t notice her. He’ll flee from a conversation with her to go chat with his manager (William Demarest) while the latter is taking a bath! And said manager lives with him in the same swanky New York penthouse, as all managers surely do. Hmm.