The Theatre: New Plays: Sep. 3, 1923

Red Light Annie. Infinite are the dramatic uses of iniquity. Yet the ending is always the same. Virtue struggles through the clouds of sorrow to shine on the departing audience.

The high lights: Annie is a woman of the streets who practices, as a sideline, needlework (hypodermic). She kills the brothel keeper in whose abode she made her living. The audience is given every reason to hope that she will not be convicted. Mary Ryan, as the lady of crimson illumination, shines but dimly.

The first act easily justifies the production of the play....

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