Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 5, 1931

The Breadwinner relates the story of two English families, next door neighbors: the Battles and the Grangers. The two wives have nothing to worry their silly heads about. The four children talk a good deal about how "shy-making" are their parents' stodginess and lack of imagination. Charles Battle (A. E. Matthews) is a stockbroker in The City. Alfred Granger, a barrister, is a hearty, roast-beef-of-Old-England sort of fellow.

Act I discovers the young Battles and Grangers lamenting their families' dullness, proposing that people over 40 be painlessly put to death as useless...

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