The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Apr. 11, 1949

The Traitor (by Herman Wouk; produced by Jed Harris) turns something very much in the news into something very much of the theater. It concerns Professor Allen Carr (Wesley Addy), a brilliant young atomic scientist who feels that the only hope for peace is for the U.S. to share its atomic secrets with the U.S.S.R. Then, reasons the professor, war would prove annihilating for both sides. Carr has begun to pass information along to Communist agents when a U.S. Naval Intelligence squad catches him redhanded. Instead of arresting him as a traitor, they...

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