The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 7, 1930

The Old Rascal. The spectacle of Mr. William Hodge in a bedroom farce will come as a great surprise to his enthusiastic admirers. Long have they been used to seeing him in dramas which rigidly observed, if indeed they did not extol, the principles of virtuous conduct. Now he appears as a chin-whiskered but frisky California lawyer who arrives in Manhattan bent on giving his wife grounds 'for divorce (among other things, she demolished his excellent wine cellar). His method involves a hotel room and a hired trollop, with whom he retires...

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