The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 12, 1928

The Bachelor Father. "Legitimate" is a phrase used to describe those stage productions which are neither cinemas nor vaudeville acts; it is perhaps paradoxical that legitimate plays have of late shown an increasing tendency to concentrate upon the question of illegitimate children. Plots are hung often upon the query; ''Whose baby are you?" The Bachelor Father was brought to Broadway by David Belasco, who has so frequently been called the dean of Manhattan theatrical producers that he always wears a canonical collar. It deals gently and tenderly with a lovable old libertine who, in his dotage, calls his bastards to him...

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