Theatre: Top Speed

Top Speed. Toward the end of every proper musicomedy the heroine must begin to think bad things of the hero, otherwise the librettist might be considered unpleasant and radical. True to this canon, comely Irene Delroy has a few unhappy moments when she thinks that Paul Frawley, who has been chosen to drive her father's expensive speed boat in a Thousand Islands regatta, is going to lose the race purposely. The orthodox woes of these lovers alternate with rather laborious comedy by minute Lester Allen, whose best efforts consist of carefully bowdlerized barroom...

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