Theater: Three Men on a Hearse

Let It Ride!, is a song-and-dance adaptation of the John Cecil Holm-George Abbott 1935 hit play Three Men on a Horse, about a gentle soft-spoken greeting-card poet named Erwin Trowbridge, who has an infallible talent for doping out horse-race winners. As the Poet Trowbridge, George Gobel should have been a natural. Instead, the only thing that stands up in his performance is his crewcut. He is so meek, mild, and mousy as to seem spiritless. Composer Jay Livingston and Lyricist Ray Evans have concocted some tender little lullabies for him to croon, but...

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