The Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 15, 1940

An International Incident (by Vincent Sheean; produced by Guthrie McClintic) is a first play by the foreign-correspondent author of Personal History and Not Peace But a Sword. It is not much better than a first play by anybody else. A comedy, it starts off with fair color in its cheeks, but gets paler and paler, and ends looking ghastly.

Concerned with a distinguished English lady of American birth (Ethel Barrymore) who returns to the U. S. on a lecture tour, the play complicates her progress by means of a young reporter who: 1) tries to...

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