The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Sep. 15, 1947

The Magic Touch (by Charles Raddock & Charles Sherman; produced by John Morris Chanin) is the new season's first—and may well be its worst—play. It is a farce about a young couple struggling to get by on $28.50 a week, and a plunging publisher who sniffs a best-seller in their story. Hitting a hundred wrong notes, all fortissimo, The Magic Touch is just about as nitwitted as it is nerve-racking.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!