Encyclopedia Sabrina (Norma Ann Sykes)

What now for Sabrina?

Picturegoer , July 28, 1956

Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

You have to hand it to this week's cover girl, Sabrina.

The girl's an optimist. Last November-in an interview with Sarah Stoddart-she talked enthusiastically about her new film, " Ramsbottom Rides Again." She said: " I play Arthur Askey's dream girl."

But was this going to be just another disappointment, like her "Stock Car" showing?

"No," said the girl with the celebrated dimensions, firmly. " It's going to be different this time. I'm working with people I know."

Well, the film has turned out to be one good argument for NOT working with people you know.

In "Ramsbottom Rides Again," Sabrina has five appearances. She saunters through the plot, wiggles her hips and flutters her eye-lashes. Oh yes, she has a few words of dialogue, too -- such as " Get out! " and " I'll take soup."

If Sabrina was betting on staking a claim to film fame here, she was out of luck. Films are still taking Sabrina for a ride -- cashing in simply on the figure she has put over on the TV screen.

"Believe me," says Sabrina, "I'm serious about films." The trouble is that films don't seem to be serious about her. Or could it be that Sabrina, as an actress, just isn't worth being serious about?

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Sabrina - Norma Ann Sykes

This issue also had a review of Ramsbottom Rides Again .

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