The Theatre: New Plays: Nov. 30, 1925

The Joker. A ponderous pair of deep red curtains and the personality of Ralph Morgan are the chief points of interest in this play. Through these red curtains the hero is forced to walk at the big moment—presumably to instant death. His bravery unhinges the villain and pretty soon it is time to go home.

To be unpleasantly accurate, it is time to go home much sooner. The Joker is a wordy and obvious melodrama. Mr. Morgan is far too good an actor to play this sort of thing, in which he is one...

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