Theatre: New Plays: Feb. 4, 1924

The Gift. A bad play can often be rescued by good acting. Likewise both a bad play and bad acting can some-times be mitigated by good direction. The Gift is almost unique as a collection of the worst of all three.

The scene is an American artist's studio in Paris. The plot, an effort to show that love can regenerate the wayward. Pedro de Cordoba is the artist; Doris Kenyon, the model who loved him so hard she died. Presumably he forswore, thereafter, his failings and proceeded...

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