The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Nov. 11, 1935

Dead End (by Sidney Kingsley; Norman Bel Geddes, producer). In teeming Manhattan no expert statistician is needed to point out that the city's wealth is unequally divided. Crisscrossed everywhere by hairlines of social distinction, with frowsy tenements rubbing their rumps against the flanks of patrician apartment houses, the island's very real estate proclaims the class war. Dramatic implications of this scene must have occurred to many a playwright before they were seized upon by Sidney Kingsley, who, though he won a Pulitzer Prize two years ago with his Men in White,...

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