Deborah Kerr, c. 1950
Please Believe Me (1950)
I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
Theatrical reviews of Deborah Kerr as Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathy:
"Kerr as Laura is superb, sympathetic without sentimentality, courageous without vindictiveness. It is a perfect blend of beauty, decision, temper and womanliness."
She has “the initial advantage of being extremely beautiful, but she adds to her beauty the luminous perception of an artist who is aware of everything that is happening all around her and expresses it in effortless style.”
"An exquisitly sensitive and thrillingly warm performance."
"Deborah Kerr is enjoying a triumph for the awareness of her performance and the apparent ease with which she transfers this across to the audience. Every possible nuance in the wife’s character and the situation she catches and records with the sensitivity of a seismograph needle."
"I can’t take a chance after From Here to Eternity. I can’t spoil that. I hope I can get the kind of parts people haven’t thought of me being in before. I hope I’ve bridged the whole thing. Of course, I’m a very skeptical creature. Everybody who’s seen the picture talks about a whole new career for me. But I never believe anything till somebody takes a mallet and hits me over the head." (Deborah Kerr)
Dream Wife (1953)