"Lady in a Corner," at 9 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, stars the all too rarely seen Loretta Young. That alone is enough to raise this predictable sudser to watchable heights.
The 1947 Oscar winner (for "Farmer's Daughter")--still smashing after a career that began in the silents , for Pete's sake--plays Grace Guthrie, editor-in-chief of one of the nation's classiest fashion magazines.
Her high standards are suddenly threatened by an ambitious young editor (Lindsay Frost) hired by the magazine's well-meaning, soon-to-retire owner (Brian Keith) and by the takeover bid of a sleazy London publisher (Christopher Neame).
"There's an enormous difference between fashion and cheap sex," Grace icily asserts, and she sets out to defend truth, beauty and decency and to save the magazine from a fate worse than death.