Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: May 2, 1938

Escape This Night (by Robert Steiner & Leona Heyert; produced by Robinson Smith) will be remembered, if at all, as "the mystery story laid in the 42nd Street Public Library." For out of a welter of irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial crimes, what jut up solidly are Designer Harry Homers amazingly clever reproductions of Manhattan's famed library—reading room, Braille room, entrance lobby, even one of the snooty stone lions that guard the portals. Roaming through the vast institution with more sinister motives than are common to real life, a blind woman (Ellen Hall), her husband (Arnold Korff) and a good many other...

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