The Theatre: New Musicals in Manhattan: Oct. 3, 1938

Hellzapoppln (produced by Olsen & Johnson) is a cross between a fire in a lunatic asylum and the third clay at Gettysburg. Billed as a "screamlined revue," it roars into action with bullets, bombs and sounds of heavy artillery backstage. Radios blare, sound films boom, gorillas growl, vendors hawk tickets for rival shows, people race across the stage, plunge down the aisles, dive among the audience, ride horseback in boxes.

But if the voice is the voice of Stentor, the hands are the hands of B. F. Keith. Helhapoppin turns out to be...

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