Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Aug. 19, 1929

It's a Wise Child. Many are the ways in which a girl can rid herself of a distasteful fiancé. One of the simpler and more startling expedients is to tell him that she is with child. Joyce Stanton (Mildred McCoy) makes this strategic confession to G. A. Appleby (Harlan Briggs). Of course it is untrue—she is inspired by the plight of the family's housemaid. Appleby is much older than she and, though he is the town's richest and noisiest citizen, his love-making under the trees is too unctuous for pretty, sensitive Joyce....

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