The Theater: New Plays in Manhattan, Dec. 27, 1954

Lunatics and Lovers (by Sidney Kingsley) represents a new venture—into farce —for the author of Men in White, Dead End and Detective Story. But, though it certainly has its good points, there is nothing new about Lunatics and Lovers itself. The scene is a farce-hallowed Broadway hotel suite sprinkled with hotel sweeties. People constantly enter and exit, there are confabs and wisecracks, phone calls and flunkeys and cops. Some of the characters are crooked, others are crocked; the talk is extremely lowdown, and the lust unbounded. Nothing could be socially less conventional or...

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