Leo McCarey has received little attention from film scholars. His sentimentalizing his Catholic background and his preoccupation with anti-Communism obscured the lasting value of much of his work. His concern with sin and forgiveness form a major motif of his works, from the early comedies to his later serious dramas.
Blake, Richard A. S.J.
"The Sins of Leo McCarey,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 17
, Article 38.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol17/iss1/38