The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 20, 1939

Life with Father (adapted from Clarence Day's work by Howard Lindsay & Russel Grouse; produced by Oscar Serlin). No easy job was it to transfer to the stage the late Clarence Day's saga of his own family during Manhattan's horsecar era. Day's own chronicle has no plot, no love interest, no mighty triumphs, no major catastrophes—only crusty, rambunctious Father, who lost almost every set-to; helpless, fluttering Mother, who won; and four redheaded boys. But Playwrights Lindsay & Grouse have turned the whole thing into a spirited, likable stage comedy. They have taken...

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