The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Oct. 9, 1939

See My Lawyer (by Richard Maibaum & Harry Clork; produced by George Abbott) is one of those athletic farces which have the delicacy of a subpoena and the subtlety of an alarm clock. A firm of young lawyers ready for the poorhouse ropes in a millionaire playboy overripe for the asylum. As the gilded nitwit is continuously prankish—he pours gin into milk bottles, steals peek-machines from penny arcades, drives his car up & down freight elevators, ties up girls on billiard tables—the firm of Lee, Russo & O'Rourke enjoys a continuous revenue, for a time. Then the screwball Tom (Eddie Nugent)...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!