The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, may 7, 1951

Gramercy Ghost (by John Cecil Holm; produced by Roger Clark in association with Evans M. Frankel) is a pale little fantasy trying hard to be a farce. In inheriting a house in Manhattan's historic Gramercy Park, a young lady (agreeably played by Winston Churchill's daughter Sarah) also acquires the ghost of a Revolutionary War soldier. She already has two living beaux, but the ghost falls in love with her, too; since only she can see and hear him, she is first thought to be drunk and then demented.

Gramercy Ghost is as dull-witted as it is snail-paced. At the final curtain...

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