The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Jan. 5, 1942

Letters to Lucerne (by Fritz Rotter & Allen Vincent; produced by Dwight Deere Wiman). War, via letters from home, comes to a small Swiss boarding school, peopled with girls of many nationalities. The junior misses, the most attractive part of the play (see p. 54), are nice but inadequate when they try to cope with worldwide catastrophe.

Brooklyn, U.S.A. (by John Bright & Asa Bordages; produced by Bern Bernard & Lionel Stander). The Brooklyn "businessmen" who operated as Murder Inc. here return unsoftened and undisguised. No hopped-up killer-diller, Brooklyn, U.S.A. is as tough, cold-blooded...

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