The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 17, 1945

The French Touch (by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov; produced by Herbert H. Harris) is decidedly the wrong touch for the very American jokesters who were responsible for My Sister Eileen and Junior Miss. Recalling that Paris was recently occupied by the Nazis, and assuming that Parisians are always preoccupied with sex, Playwrights Fields & Chodorov have slung together a comedy of terrors in which French patriotism prevails but French eroticism predominates. The resuit — barring one or two amusing interludes and about every 20th gag — is forced, monotonous and tinny.

Hero of The French Touch is Roublard, a famous, thrice-married,...

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