Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Apr. 12, 1937

Young Madame Conti (by Bruno Frank; Bernard Klawans, producer) concerns that most fictional of fictional characters, the noble whore. In this case she is a Viennese by the name of Conti who, though possessed by many, somehow sublimates her profession into a vague and romantic background, while contriving to look like a girl on a valentine. In fact, she harbors an exalted passion for one Horka (Patrick Barr), who apparently is not at all disturbed by her business life. When the curtain rises, Mme Conti's love for Horka has become so intense...

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