New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 10, 1941

The Talley Method (by S. N. Behrman, produced by The Playwrights' Co.). Playwright Behrman is one of the most adult living playwrights and his new seriocomedy tackles a grown-up theme—the fact that the social achievements of the human race are so far behind its technical development. He studies this social lag in the personality of a widower, Dr. Axton Talley (Philip Merivale), who is a brilliant surgeon of bodies but scarcely even aware of emotional anatomy. He has nothing but anger for his daughter's adolescent radicalism, nothing but contempt for his son's...

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