The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 27, 1931

Melo. As confessed by its title, this play is a melodrama. It is also the first Manhattan presentation of a play by French Author Henry Bernstein (The Thief) and the third appearance of the season for English Actor Basil Rathbone. With two strikes against him for a pair of wild, unsuccessful swings he took in Heat Wave and A Kiss of Importance, Mr. Rathbone seems pretty sure of a base hit with Melo.

Pierre Belcroix (Earle Larimore), a journeyman musician, and his wife Romaine (Edna Best)...

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