The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Oct. 20, 1952

In Any Language (by Edward Beloin & Henry Garson) boasts a fair enough idea: a posturing, on-the-skids Hollywood star (Uta Hagen) attempting a comeback in a Rome-made art movie. Unfortunately, the audience gets the idea all too soon, and thereafter gets it again & again & again, in louder, lengthier, ever less effective doses. The actress keeps putting on one kind of scene while the Italian director rehearses another, and there are yet other scenes with the husband Miss Hagen is supposed to have divorced but hasn't.

With George Abbott to stage the show, no character very long remains stationary, no telephone...

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