Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 9, 1928

Ten Nights in a Barroom. Temperance tracts, wild wives tossing their heads, Andrew J. Volstead—none of these have withered U. S. alcoholism so effectively as this old-time melodrama. In this revival it is played with complete and proper gravity. The effect of this is often as funny as would be expected; yet, oft and again, some latter-day toper could be heard to gulp and sob, with regret that was not unmixed with remorse. When the little girl cries, "Father, dear father, come home with me now," it took a hardened sophisticate indeed to chuckle...

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