The Theatre: A Hero Shortage

Must We Have a Protective Tariff for Infant Actorlings?

There is a shortage of heroes.

Glenn Hunter (Merton of the Movies) is the only young American with any semblance of a reputation. Roland Young's glorious portrayal of General Burgoyne in The Devil's Disciples, now running in Manhattan, gives him a foothold somewhere below the niches of the famous. He may hoist himself upwards by other, more difficult performances. To those who rush with arguments regarding Leslie Howard, Joseph Schildkraut, Jacob Ben-Ami, Geoffrey Kerr, it need only be said that all of them first saw...

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