The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Nov. 17, 1952

The Deep Blue Sea (by Terence Rattigan) has seldom given off a fishier smell. Rattigan has tackled a grim moment in a woman's life, and has striven manfully to make a big afternoon of it for large audiences of other, less unfortunate women. Margaret Sullavan has returned to Broadway to play the bedeviled lady who twice turns on the gas, but who has no better luck at dying than (until the last few minutes) at making a go of life.

Bedeviled Actress Sullavan assuredly is: for love, she has left her high-placed dullard of...

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