The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Feb. 4, 1946

Nellie Bly (book by Joseph Quillan; music by James Van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke; produced by Nat Karson & Eddie Cantor) is the eighth musical in which breezy William Gaxton and quavery, befuddled Victor Moore (Of Thee I Sing, Louisiana Purchase) have been starred together. It may also be the last: they are considering turning over their respective talents to Hollywood. As a farewell party, Nellie Bly proves a pretty dismal frost; it even casts something of a blight on the guests of honor.

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