Old Play In Manhattan, Mar. 20, 1950

Tobacco Road (adapted by Jack Kirkland from Erskine Caldwell's novel, produced by Mr. Kirkland) first opened on Broadway in 1933, ran for 3,182 performances, played two return engagements thereafter. Now it is playing a third, with a Negro cast. Enough work has been done on the script to take care of the new racial slant; more work, indeed, than would seem to have been done on the production. A road-company cast is indulging in low (even for Tobacco Road) comedy capers. But this Tobacco Road is less alarming in itself than as a portent...

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