The Theater: New Musical Play in Manhattan, Nov. 27, 1944

Sadie Thompson (adapted from John Colton's and Clemence Randolph's Rain by Howard Dietz and Rouben Mamoulian; music & lyrics by Vernon Duke and Mr. Dietz; produced by A. P. Waxman) is more frost than Rain. Behind the famous play of the missionary who brought a scarlet woman to God only to be himself ensnared by the Devil there was a steady theatrical drive. In Sadie Thompson that drive is halted by every song, every dance, every stage procession.

Sadie Thompson might have recouped many of its dramatic losses with a winning run of songs...

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