Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 31, 1938

All That Glitters (by John Barag-wanath and Kenneth Simpson; produced by George Abbott). News that George Abbott is directing a play interests Broadway more than who wrote it, or who acts in it. Abbott is noted for discovering merit in scripts rejected by other producers, is able by skilful play-doctoring, casting and directing to whip up a hit out of what looked like nothing.* Nevertheless, Abbott's whiphand some-times falters: his first two shows this season (Angel Island, Brown Sugar) were flops. But last week his third attempt looked as if it might...

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