Henry Levin for Columbia Pictures, "The Petty Girl" (1950) is a delightful look at sexual flirtation that glories in its low-brow attitude. Joan Caulfield plays a repressed college professor who visits the big city with her older friend Dr. Crutcher (Elsa Lanchester). Being an attractive woman, especially next to the dowdy Crutcher, she is hit on by the bumbling artist George Petty, played in manic style by Robert Cummings. Petty happens to specialize in doing pin-ups, though his patron and apparent girlfriend Conny (Audrey Long) has worked hard to transform him into a high-brow portrait painter.
|A little dab 'll do ya.|
|The concluding review is a campy riot.|