The Theater: The Infallible Lunts

Outwardly there was little splash or glitter—few limousines or evening clothes, and a wartime, 6:30 curtain. But tickets were priced above rubies, the lobbies were a mass of craning necks and exploding flash bulbs. Last week Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne gave London one of its biggest first nights since the war began.

Because they usually bring American plays to Britain, the Lunts this time chose an English comedy: Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. It proved a far better good-will offering than play.

Playwright Rattigan (French without Tears, While the Sun Shines) has spun...

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