The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Dec. 15, 1958

The Disenchanted (by Budd Schulberg and Harvey Breit) treats of Manley Halliday, who. if not wholly Scott Fitzgerald, is very much his blood brother. It treats of him, in a running narrative, in defeat; it shows him, by way of flashbacks, in decline. The razzle-dazzle days of the '20s, the champagne-bath marriage to an irresistible playmate and a hopelessly irresponsible wife, the dropping of bank notes like confetti, have left a writer as drained as his bank account. To get money enough to go on with a book, he agrees to work on a...

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