Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: May 16, 1938

The Man From Cairo (adapted by Dan Goldberg from the French of YvanNoe; produced by Michael Todd) escapes only by a technicality from being listed as Old Play in Manhattan. In a changing world, it is the kind of staple that links generation to generation. For here is the mousy, much-married little Government clerk (Joseph Buloff) who one night a month sneaks out in evening clothes and makes romantic love in a smart restaurant to a sophisticated young girl (Helen Chandler). The plot, starting off lustily to the tune of Wine, Women & Song,...

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