The Theatre: The Best Plays: May 19, 1923

These are the plays which in the light of metropolitan criticism seem most important:

ROMEO AND JULIET—Street brawls, a moonlit balcony, young love, clandestine marriage—Jane Cowl and Rollo Peters prove that these are the prerogatives of youth.

MERTON OF THE MOVIES—From the duckpond of Simsbury, Ill., Merton Gill (Glenn Hunter), unsophisticated duckling, takes flight to Hollywood, imagining he is a swan. The dream collapses, but the duckling succeeds in an hilarious parody of other waddlers.

RAIN—A powerful and well-acted indictment of a rabid...

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