Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 5, 1937

Chalked Out (by Lewis E. Lawes & Jonathan Finn).

Warden Lawes has been the fatherly director of Sing Sing Prison for 17 years. In all these years the Warden has kept not only a steady hand and an open heart, but a warm and sympathetic literary point of view which produced in 1932 a non-fiction best-seller called Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing. Not until he collaborated on Chalked Out, however, had Warden Lawes undertaken to rattle the cup dramatically on his 2,500 punks, wolves and right guys.

The punks (youthful perverts) and...

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