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

Toplitzky of Notre Dame (book & lyrics by George Marion Jr., music by Sammy Fain, produced by William Cahn) proclaims openly what many football coaches may have secretly suspected: that Notre Dame football teams are divinely guided. The proof: God sends down an angel to play in an otherwise all-too-human Notre Dame backfield. Then matters get ungodly involved. Just before the big Army game, the angel (Warde Donovan) falls in love with an innkeeper's daughter (Betty Jane Watson), is sternly ordered home. But at the last minute Heaven relents. The angel is made...

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