The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 30, 1940

Cue for Passion (by Edward Chodorov & H. S. Kraft, produced by Richard Aldrich & Richard Myers). Advance notices hinted that this play was about Sinclair Lewis and Dorothy Thompson. The hint can be disregarded. The drama begins as an acid study of the relations between a jaded, unsavory novelist (George Coulouris) and his wife, part journalist, part demon, played by sinister Gale Sondergaard, whose performances here and in the cinema (The Letter) mark her as the female viper of the dramatic year.

After Act I the psychological exposé of these diseased characters turns...

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