The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 14, 1938

On Borrowed Time (adapted by Paul Osborn from the novel by Lawrence Edward Watkin; produced by Dwight Deere Wiman). First-nighters at On Borrowed Time ached from applauding. Critics went back to their offices and wrote starry-eyed reviews. Speculators promptly invested in an eight-week buy. But here & there a cold fish issued coldly from the playhouse, willing to admit that it had been a pleasant enough evening, but nothing more. In any case, it had been all about a lovable old codger (Dudley Digges) who saved his little orphaned grandson from the clutches...

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