The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 12, 1942

In Time to Come (by Howard Koch & John Huston; produced by Otto Preminger) leafs back to an instructive page of U.S. history. It tells the sorry tale of Woodrow Wilson's vision of a just peace and powerful League of Nations after World War I, of the conniving that crippled that vision at Versailles, and the opposition that destroyed it at home.

No great shakes as a play—at times rhetorical, at moments wooden, wobbly at the start, dawdling at the end—In Time to Come is yet a vivid stage document. At least twice-when the...

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