The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 9, 1950

The Velvet Giove (by Rosemary Casey; produced by Guthrie McClintic) describes a most politely conducted battle. The opponents are a mother-general (Grace George) and a bishop (John Williams), and their battlefield is a convent. They are at odds over a young professor in the convent college whose Christian ideas about the obligations of wealth seem Communistic to a few moneybags in the diocese. The moneybags want the professor fired, and the bishop—whose causes they endow—agrees. As the professor's chief defender, the mother-general adopts the defense of beating the bishop at his own game. She sees to it that, if he fires...

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