Theater: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 30, 1931

Fast Service. J. C. Nugent and his good boy Elliott used to write amiable, innocuous little comedies like Kempy and The Poor Nut. Then they went out to Hollywood where Will H. Hays is supposed to keep everything clean and where, as Lee Tracy stoutly declared in Louder, Please, "Criterion stars sleep alone!'' Back from the west coast after two years, the Nugents have suddenly kicked over the traces, fashioned for themselves a play in which, for the first time, their leading lady does not sleep alone. Psychologists might say that the Nugents were enjoying a...

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