The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 29, 1948

Joy to the World (by Allan Scott; produced by John Houseman & William R. Katzell) is a typical play about Hollywood in proclaiming that the movie capital does not make sense; it is topical in protesting that Hollywood must not have censorship.

The play tells of Alexander Soren (Alfred Drake), a brilliant, self-admiring vice president in charge of production who unintentionally speaks up for the freedom of the screen—and is quickly made to feel the serfdom of its employees. Ordered by the big boss to recant, Soren is egged on by his best girl (Marsha Hunt) to rebel. About 15 minutes before...

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