The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 28, 1929

Great Day. Vincent Youmans, composer of such infectious songs as "Tea for Two," "Sometimes I'm Happy'' and "Hallelujah," presents his country with several remarkable airs in this bromidic and tedious musicomedy about a Southern lass (Mayo Methot) whose ancestral mansion is sold for a gambling house. Needless to say, a comely Northerner (Alan Prior) eases her heart. Two of Composer Youman's best tunes, the lingering "Without A Song," the jubilant "Great Day," are magnificently reverberated by an Afric choir of 40 voices led by Mr. Lois Deppe. Other Youmans' melodies which will...

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