Theater: Holy Waifs

Tchin-Tchin, which Sidney Michaels adapted from a French play by François Billetdoux, is a wry, tender, amusing, pathetic fable about a wildly incompatible man and woman who come together to pool their emotional losses. Caesario Grimaldi (Anthony Quinn) is an Italian-American contractor, as coarse and gravelly as raw concrete. Pamela Pew-Pickett (Margaret Leighton) is as properly British as the hyphen in her name. When they meet by appointment in a Rockefeller Center restaurant, he sloshes through double Scotches and she sips tea. But he is a wounded animal and she is a shattered teacup. His wife and her doctor-husband are having...

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