The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 6, 1943

Get Away, Old Man (by William Saroyan; produced by George Abbott) sicks one of the most unpredictable of playwrights on one of the screwiest of subjects—Hollywood. When the two collide at their looniest, Get Away, Old Man has some uproarious moments. But Playwright Saroyan's mad visions of Hollywood are curdled by his sour memories: for once, the theater's leading apostle of brotherly love is out to take a poke. His movie producer (Edward Begley) is a nauseous phony, a vicious heel. Saroyan is equally out to take a bow. His genius (Richard Widmark) of a scriptwriter bears a striking resemblance to...

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