The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Jan. 7, 1946

Dunnigan's Daughter (by S. N. Behrman; produced by the Theatre Guild) is principally concerned with Dunnigan's daughter's husband. It is a study of an industrialist obsessed with power, made by a dramatist obsessed with words. The result is not a happy one. Far from creating a figure of real size and will, Dunnigan's Daughter can never quite wriggle out of language into life. Some of the language is artful, witty and shiny-smooth; but eventually it makes every situation seem rhetorical and every character seem unreal.

A silky, cynical, egotistical U.S. tycoon living in Mexico,...

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