Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Jan. 27, 1936

Russet Mantle (by Lynn Riggs; Mayer & Queen, producers) is supposed to concern itself chiefly with a couple of young New Dealers (Martha Sleeper and John Beal), who sound off at length about Changing the System but, by curtain time, have succeeded only in conceiving an illegitimate baby. However, this juvenile and somewhat embarrassing love affair is not the thing which makes Russet Mantle a notable addition to the Broadway season. Instead of standing around as background for the youngsters, the older members of the cast steal the show for themselves. If this...

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