The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 24, 1938

Stop-Over (by Matt and Sam Taylor; produced by Chase Productions, Inc.). To prove that suffering regenerates the human spirit, the Brothers Taylor coop up an odd lot of sinners for one night, torment them with gunplay and passion, turn them loose before dawn, chastened and wiser.

A better melodrama than a sermon, Stop-Over assembles its characters by a neat device. On the night that Bartley Langthorne (Sidney Blackmer), a played-out romantic actor, returns to his small town mansion for a rest cure, Halloween pranksters plant a Tourists Accommodated sign in his front yard. Tourists pour...

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