The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 10, 1941

The Land Is Bright (by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber; produced by Max Gordon) is a show about the forces that helped send the world to hell, but to most people it will give merely an evening of sheer escape. It can't avoid becoming a movie, but it might have been a play. It is the story of a ruthless robber baron who amassed $200,000,000 in the '90s, and of his corrupt, irresponsible descendants—flinthearts and playboys, women prowling Europe for titles, girls scouring Manhattan for thrills. It might have lacerated the flesh of The Big Foxes and provided a scathing...

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