Theater: New Play In Manhattan, Mar. 5, 1945

And Be My Love (by Edward Caulfield; produced by Arthur Beckhard & Victor Hugo-Vidal) concerns a lady scientist and a well-known actor (Lotus Robb and Walter Hampden) who meet through a marriage bureau, hide their identities, spend a trial fortnight in Connecticut.

Crammed with dull chatter and paced for obsequies rather than nuptials, And Be My Love is as much sleeping powder as play. Best served by it is Walter Hampden who, by playing an actor, can strut and attitudinize with glorious impunity.

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