Theatre: New Plays: Aug. 13, 1923

Thumbs Down. This offering is described on the program as a "thrillodrama." Suspicions are justified. Thumbs Down liberates a few thrills which creak mechanically through the house; it contains nothing of real drama.

A labyrinthine plot centers about the murder of a Bootlegger King. His daughter's fiancé is accused; suspicion shifts suddenly to the daughter herself. Finally the winds of evidence blow up from a totally different quarter and point the weathercock of circumstance toward the least expected actor. Although the solution is fairly ingenious...

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