The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 25, 1944

Dear Ruth (by Norman Krasna; produced by Joseph M. Hyman and Bernard Hart) is a sure-fire popular comedy about the young, exploiting an amusing (if familiar) situation for comedy, farce and romance alike, and framing it in the fat plush of family life. A teen-age brat named Miriam Wilkins (Lenore Lonergan) has long and lushly corresponded—in the name of her older sister Ruth—with a young overseas flyer. Suddenly the flyer (John Dall) turns up, all set to marry Ruth—who is all set to marry someone else. To soften the blow, Ruth (Virginia Gilmore) agrees to act out for a little the...

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