Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 21, 1935

Sweet Mystery of Life (by Richard Maibaum. Michael Wallach & George Haight; Herman Shumlin, producer). Written with one eye on Broadway's hilarious Three Men on a Horse and the other on Hollywood, this farce exhibits the psychological rejuvenation of a grouchy department store tycoon (Gene Lockhart) who fancies himself ready to die. Three scheming vice presidents plan to insure his life, then talk him into his grave. Hastily summoned is a moony ager.t (Hobart Cavanaugh) of Good Life Insurance Co. who observes that "Life Insurance is Immortality." finds himself the dazed recipient...

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