The Theatre: New Plays: Nov. 5, 1923

Scaramouche. All that remains for, Scaramouche is that it be turned into an opera. First a pleasant popular novel; then a singularly fine cinema (TIME,Oct. 8); finally a moderately entertaining example of the cloak and sword in drama. An illegitimate child, a revolutionist, a wandering mountebank, finally "the most powerful man in Paris" during the Revolution; thus the fortunes of Scaramouche unfold. Unfortunately the quiet talents of that excellent actor Sidney Blackmer fit wretchedly the heroic velvet and sash of the hero. When fiery flame is needed he only smoulders pleasantly....

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