Theater: New Play on Broadway: Feb. 10, 1961

Midgie Purvis (by Mary Chase) presents Tallulah Bankhead as an oddball society matron who masquerades as a very old lady. Young-hearted Midgie Purvis has long embarrassed her family as a kind of card-of-all-work, and when her son begs that she meet his fiancee and her family in decorous matronly style, she decamps instead. Taking rooms behind a candy store, she turns into a frowsy, fumbly baby sitter who suddenly goes on the loose with her three young charges, causing nocturnal havoc as she careens about and more havoc when it comes out who she is. Her son finds her and confesses...

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