The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Jan. 6, 1947

Temper the Wind (by Edward Mabley & Leonard Mins; produced by Barnard Straus & Roland Haas) takes a stern look at postwar Germany. It is frankly polemical—a stage editorial dramatizing the dangers to peace that lurk within a defeated Germany, and the responsibilities that are fumbled and even selfishly flouted by Americans.

The people in Temper the Wind are a cross section of a Bavarian town, and not so much people as points of view. There is wily Industrialist Benckendorff (Reinhold Schunzel), who has played ball with the Nazis and now wants the Americans...

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