The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 21, 1932

Hot-cha! Producer Florenz Ziegfeld is a reactionary at heart. In the face of a musicomedy renaissance, he has produced another melodious fable following a formula that has served for 25 years or more. The formula requires a lavish setting (anywhere outside the U. S.), one juvenile lead, one misunderstood ingenue, one comedian with straight man, a temptress, a torch singer (added since the War), a villain, and the more chorus girls the better.

In the case of Hot-cha! the setting is contemporary Mexico. The juvenile...

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