The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 26, 1945

State of the Union (by Howard Lindsay & Russel Grouse; produced by Leland Hay ward) is a very amusing comedy about fairly serious matters. Playwrights Lindsay & Grouse, authors of Life With Father, have vaulted from Father Day to Uncle Sam, from family crotchets to political criticism. With the war ended and self-interest back at the old stand, Lindsay & Grouse are pleading for national unity. But they are shrewd enough to woo their audiences with laughter rather than weary them with lecturing.

The story concerns Grant Matthews (Ralph Bellamy), a world-minded, straight-shooting...

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