The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan, Jan. 24, 1944

Storm Operation (by Maxwell Anderson; produced by The Playwrights' Company) is Maxwell Anderson at his weakest. A war play, it is about as exciting as cream of wheat. In vain did Anderson visit North Africa (where General Eisenhower supplied him with his title, a code phrase for the invasion). Anderson brought back nothing but some mild local color and some soldier talk that he could have heard at home.

The play, which ambles up-country through several months of the North African campaign, accumulates neither meaning nor suspense. Nor can it hold up as...

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