The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Dec. 12, 1949

Clutterbuck (by Benn W. Levy; produced by Irving L. Jacobs in association with David Merrick) is one of those "trifles light as air"—and very welcome in a theater where they are usually heavy as lead. Unlike most writers whose subject is sex and whose object is laughter, Playwright Levy (Springtime for Henry) possesses the gleaming eye of wit and the gloved hand of worldliness. Clutterbuck has the usual drawbacks of paper-thin comedy but it offers a good deal more than the usual rewards.

The play chronicles a cruise taken by two old school friends (Ruth Ford and Ruth Matteson) with their dissimilar...

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