Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Sep. 23, 1935

A Slight Case of Murder (by Damon Runyon & Howard Lindsay; Howard Lindsay, producer). The world of Damon Runyon is no less unique, apart and unreal than that of Lewis Carroll or P. G. Wodehouse. For one thing, it has a language of its own, in which a prison is a college, a horse is a beetle, an I. O. U. a marker, a child a punk. And in the lawless cosmos of this oldtime Hearst sportswriter, fictionist and cinema scenarist, criminals are regarded as diverting eccentrics; slaughter, a mere irrelevancy and the...

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