The Theater: New Revue in Manhattan, Oct. 24, 1949

Touch and Go (sketches and lyrics by Jean & Walter Kerr; music by Jay Gorney; produced by George Abbott) is that never too common object, a lively topical revue. It has a nice sassy way of cutting up—once or twice, even, into murderously small pieces. But it can be genuinely funny as well as sassy, and it disdains rented jokes and reupholstered sketches. Campus bred,* the show has much more pertness than polish; it tends to slouch around with its socks hanging down, and it has the amateur's faith in the pen to the...

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