The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Dec. 5, 1949

Texas, Li'l Darlin1 (book by John Whedon & Sam Moore; produced by Studio Productions, Inc. & Anthony Brady Farrell Productions) is suitably Texan in size and general good nature. But it is no less Texan in sprawl; it ranges over a lot. of flat country, strikes snags more often than oil, and displays no great sense of direction. Half satiric and half folksy, it is never quite sure whether it is stalking wild life or big shots, finally bags neither.

The satire is itself twofold, kidding Texas by way of a national picture magazine that decides to boom a small-time Texas politician...

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