The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 24, 1930

This Man's Town depicts an unhappy New Year's eve as manifested near a lunch wagon in a red-light district. The author, Willard Robertson, appears as a good-natured, dirty-aproned counterman who shoves the mustard pot with unerring accuracy and can never remember in what town the significant episodes of his life occurred. Troubled by rumors that his girl is living loosely, he remarks: "I been layin' awake for weeks hopin' she'd say something in her sleep." During the evening a policeman is riddled with a machine gun at the wagon's door, a pickpocket...

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