The Theater: New Play on Broadway, Oct. 12, 1959

The Gang's All Here (by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee) has the authors of Inherit the Wind once again flipping back in U.S. history to the real life 19203, this time to Warren G. Harding under the name of Griffith P. Hastings. Their portrait is a largely familiar one of a genial poker-playing mediocrity who is hoisted into the White House. His cronies are crooks whom he turns into Cabinet members and on whose strong right claws he leans for support. At the end the authors portray a Harding who commits suicide,* but not until he has been roused...

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