The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 29, 1937

Father Malachy's Miracle (adapted by Brian Doherty from Bruce Marshall's novel; produced by Delos Chappell). When devout little Father Malachy (Al Shean), with the help of God (offstage), sent a dance hall whizzing 20 miles through the air, he was not damning dance halls. He was proving to a skeptical Anglican parson (Frank Greene) miracles could still be performed, and he hit on the dance hall only because it was handy. The miracle was a fine success, but the Pope disapproved. "Too showy and new-fangled," said the bishop (St. Clair Bayfield). The dance-hall...

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