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It Happens Every Thursday (1953)



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A couple decides to get out of their cramped city apartment and try their hand at publishing a small town's newspaper. There are the usual hangups, including a tempermental press, and a couple of influential parties who don't want them around. Some of the predicaments are downright ludicrous, though, predicaments they foolishly paint themselves into. I need not explain the how misplaced and unbelievable a weather controlling invention is, nor how foolish it would be to boast its untested abilities prematurely. Still, most of the gimmicks and inventiveness the couple must employ to try to keep the paper going are interesting ideas, and we're with them in their uphill battle every step of the way. The film's value to the audience ends when it does -- it's quite forgettable -- but that doesn't preclude an entertaining hour and twenty minutes.