The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 11, 1939

Farm of Three Echoes (by Noel Langley; produced by Victor Payne-Jennings in association with Arthur Hopkins). After a great success as a 101-year-old matriarch in Whiteoaks, Ethel Barrymore returned to Broadway last week as a mere chick of 97. At 97, of course, people can do a great many things that would be unseemly at 101, and Actress Barrymore proceeds to do them.

The play does all it can to cooperate. A piece of monstrous twaddle, so old-fashioned as to be almost refreshing, it concerns three generations of a hot-blooded Boer family who live...

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