The Theatre: First Nights

The Love Habit. This is an immigrant farce from Paris which has escaped the moral rigors of Americanization. In the course of it the stupid husband loses a mistress while his more intelligent spouse gains a lover.

Finding out about the somewhat commercialized romance between Gustave Morand and Rosette Pompon, ex-dancer, the young man who has been vainly assaulting Gustave's wife's marital stability pretends to be Rosette's ex-dancing partner. By dint of robust blackmail, he persuades the perturbed husband to take him into his home as secretary, thus facilitating his campaign....

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