The Theater: New Revue in Manhattan, may 26, 1952

New Faces of 1952 is a crisp, cheerfully intimate revue that should somehow be funnier. The most professional of Leonard Silurian's various New Faces, it looks trim and moves fast. It is full of sophisticated ideas to be sung or spoken; it exhibits a bunch of likable new faces, a few of which should catch the spotlight more & more. But the product is not quite up to the packaging. For all its expensive gloss, its Raoul Pene du Bois sets and John Murray Anderson staging, it never really bankrolls 'em in the aisles.

In some cases—as with the Oliviers' not knowing...

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