Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 27, 1928

Quicksand. Theatrically, lawyers get themselves into the most disturbing jams. This lawyer fell in love with the woman whose husband he was defending on the charge of murder, only to find both man and wife members of a harsh crowd of criminals. Eventually he escapes from his dilemma by sending the wife to jail for five years and planning to have the sentence quickly cut down. Such proceedings call for no small amount of insight and ingenuity to make them credible. A good deal has been supplied, but not enough. The play works itself...