The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 24, 1941

Claudia (by Rose Franken, produced by John Golden) is a bride of a year (Dorothy McGuire) whose architect husband (Donald Cook) has established her in a Connecticut farmhouse de luxe. She is also childishly established in an attachment to her mother. It takes pregnancy and the knowledge that her mother has an incurable cancer to begin to grow Claudia up.

These are the bare bones of a play that rests entirely, and not very solidly, on characters and moods. It has every asset as to cast—and the very young, very Irish beauty of Dorothy McGuire would focus anyone's attention on the heroine....

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