The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Nov. 1, 1948

Life With Mother (based on Clarence Day's stories by Howard Lindsay & Russel Grouse; produced by Oscar Serlin) is not only the sequel but just about the equal of Life With Father. Both have the same cheerful, superficial virtues; if Life With Mother seems more contrived, it also seems more lively; if it is naturally less fresh, familiarity has bred a certain affection. Mother carries on from about where Father ended; and Father carries on precisely as before.

For plot, about all Father had was Mother's determination to get Father baptized. Mother turns on...

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