Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Sep. 21, 1931

Free For All is a tuneful musicomedy presented by smart Producers Schwab & Mandel (Good News, America's Sweet-heart), with a libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II and Laurence Schwab, melodies by Richard A. Whiting. There is no chorus. As a result, the uninterrupted libretto may pall if you think about it too much, but there is good music, a little lively dancing and a dozen pleasant faces.

The story has to do with a group of rich young parlor Communists who want to go to Russia. They do not get there, but the father...

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