The Theatre: Old Play in Manhattan: Oct. 2, 1939

Journey's End (by R. C. Sherriff; produced by Leonard Sillman). Broadway's 1939-40 season opened last week extremely late but extremely aptly: with a revival of one of the two most famous plays (the other: What Price Glory?) about World War I. But despite its timeliness, to most Broadway critics Journey's End seemed much less remarkable than when first produced here ten years ago. Contrasted with the millions now in arms all over Europe, a handful of British officers quaking in a 1918 dugout seemed inexpressive, minuscule.

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