The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 2, 1942

The Damask Cheek (by John van Druten & Lloyd Morris; Produced by Dwight Deere Wiman) gives Broadway its first polite comedy this season. It also gives menacing Actress Flora Robson (Ladies in Retirement, Anne of England) her first ingratiating role. She shows that she can handle comedy as well as emotion, sweetness as well as strength all in one evening.

Laid in Manhattan in 1908, The Damask Cheek centers in Rhoda Meldrum, a plain-looking, vivacious English girl who is visiting her American relatives. The play's charm lies in its half-nostalgic, half-satiric display of the kid-gloved conventions of the time. Its comedy lies...

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