The Theater: Old Play in Manhattan, Dec. 7, 1942

Counsellor-at-Law (by Elmer Rice; produced by John Golden) brings Paul Muni back to Broadway in the role that eleven years ago made him famous. He is still good in the role, and the play's high-grade hokum is still happily uncontaminated by anything the least bit genuine.

>Playwright Rice's portrait of George Simon, an East Side boy who became a spectacular, brilliantly successful trial lawyer, is showy, warm-blooded, diversified. Kindly but tough, Simon is not one— when a forgotten legal indiscretion threatens him with disbarment—to give up without a fight, or to be finicky about...

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