Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jan. 1, 1934

Jezebel (by Owen Davis; produced by Guthrie McClintic). When in 1853 Miss Julie Kendrick (Miriam Hopkins) returns to her Twin Oaks plantation in Louisiana, after three years gallivanting in Europe, her supreme purpose is to wed her childhood sweetheart. Cousin Preston Kendrick (Reed Brown Jr.). Humiliated when she finds that, tired of waiting, he has already married a demure Yankee girl, Miss Julie behaves without regard for decency or decorum. She inveigles a young hot-head named Buck Buckner into picking a quarrel with Preston, hoping that they will duel and that Preston...

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