PENNY SERENADE (George Stevens, 1941)

From a treacly story by Martha Cheavens, which Morrie Ryskind turned into a script, Penny Serenade chronicles a couple as they lose their baby, adopt, eventually lose their adopted child, and seem to lose the thread of their marriage—all directed by George Stevens, in his future Shane-ful fashion, to achieve the pace of a sloth. […]