The Theater: New Musicomedy in Manhattan, Oct. 13, 1941

Best Foot Forward (produced by George Abbott; book by John Cecil Holm; words and music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane) skips tunefully along with a cast that is, for the most part, barely out of its nonage. But if the performers are short on years, they are pleasantly long on talent, and under the shrewd direction of Producer George Abbott, they see to it that Best Foot Forward never lets its title down.

The well-worn but still resilient thread on which the new Abbott musical strings its bright songs and scenes: what might happen...

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