The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Dec. 17, 1951

Nina (adapted by Samuel Taylor from a play by Andre Roussin) created something of a ruckus before reaching Broadway. Gloria Swanson, who plays the title role, snarled publicly at Gregory Ratoff's direction, sneered at the play and threatened to quit. On Broadway the play itself should cause much less stir. It can best be described as very French in plot, and not nearly French enough in manner.

A farce built on the Gallic axiom that there are three sides to every story, Nina has the husband decide in the first act to kill the lover, in the next act to kill the...

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