The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Feb. 13, 1950

Arms and the Girl (book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields & Rouben Mamoulian; music by Morton Gould; lyrics by Dorothy Fields; produced by the Theatre Guild in association with Anthony Brady Farrell) can thank its stars that they are its stars. For Broadway's Nanette Fabray and the Continent's Georges Guetary, together with Singing Comedienne Pearl Bailey, have the charm and personality to make Arms and the Girl a good deal better evening than it is a show.

There is nothing very awful about the show; it's just that there is nothing particularly good. Morton Gould's music falls agreeably enough on the ear,...

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