The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 26, 1936

Tovarich (by Jacques Deval, adapted by Robert Emmet Sherwood; Gilbert Miller, producer) has in the past three years won acclaim in 24 European cities, where it has been played 15,000 times. This would argue that mankind, in the theatre, remains incorrigibly reactionary, for Tovarich is a pleasant, sentimental, old-fashioned comedy whose theme concerns the dignity with which two impoverished members of the Russian nobility undertake menial work to make a living. Tried & true though the material may be, no show of Tovarich's type was ever presented with more grace and humor....

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