The Theatre: New Plays: Oct. 19, 1925

Edgar Allan Poe. For some years there has been a succession of Poe dramas rustling in and out of managers' offices in search of a production. John Barrymore almost accepted one of them last year. Presumably it was a good one, as one hears were several of the others. The one that finally came to light is not a good one; nor is it accurately performed by James Kirkwood.

The poet is taken through early life, an early love affair, down to a tavern in the slums where, down and out, he rumbles out...

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