The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 18, 1946

Born Yesterday (by Garson Kanin; produced by Max Gordon) turns what could have been an angry sermon into an amusing evening. It deals with an ugly customer—a big-time racketeer. For roughneck, up-from-knavery Harry Brock, who has got his paws on most of the nation's junk yards, nothing talks but money, and nothing whatever talks back. But in slugging Harry, Playwright Kanin has saved his fists and relied on his funnybone. His menacing robber baron is also a slob and eventually a sucker.

Born Yesterday brings Brock to Washington, where he has bought a Senator, to try to grab off junk yards all...

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