Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jun. 30, 1930

Find The Fox is one of those mystery travesties in which the clichés of standard thriller-drama are aped and inexpertly lampooned. Playwright Frank Martins had unfortunately assumed that melodrama, if badly done, automatically becomes satire. Acted by an incompetent cast, Find The Fox provides three murders, a hissing Japanese, an unscrupulous seducer, a rube detective, sundry other familiar types. Dénouement: the scene is really an informal insane asylum for actors who have grown wool-witted from performing in thriller shows.

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