The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jun. 1, 1942

Uncle Harry (by Thomas Job; produced by Clifford Hayman in association with Lennie Hatten) is a Grade-B thriller—which, in the present sad state of Broadway, makes it one of the notable events of the spring season. Overlengthy dialogue makes the play move too slowly, overmuch plot makes it run too long. With more work (on the author's part) and less play, Uncle Harry might have come closer to being a first-rate psychological thriller; it contains a sound idea, clever characterizations, some skillful writing, and a neatly ironic tone.

Uncle Harry tells of a man (Joseph Schildkraut) who commits a perfect crime. The...

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