The Theater: New Play In Manhattan, Dec. 10, 1951

I Am a Camera (by John van Druten) is an interesting stage piece though an unsatisfactory play. A pastiche of Christopher Isherwood's tales of Berlin in 1930—a decadent city already loud with Naziism—the play uses young Chris himself as a camera eye. But what counts most are the very candid camera shots of an English girl named Sally Bowles—a bad little good girl, strenuously bohemian, ostentatiously wanton, spotted with living without really having been touched by life. Julie (Member of the Wedding) Harris plays Sally brilliantly, with amazing verve, and with a naughty-child air saves her from seeming nastily tarnished.

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