Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Mar. 5, 1928

Sh! The Octopus. There were two detectives, Mr. Dempsey and Mr. Kelly. They could not refuse a wisp of a girl who asked them to investigate a certain Long Island lighthouse wherein people were frequently murdered. On discovering a painter in the lighthouse, Mr. Dempsey tells Mr. Kelly to find the painter's pallet. Whereupon Mr. Kelly tells the painter to open his mouth, but it is Mr. Dempsey who announces that all painters have weasels. Then lights blink, doors swing, screams are screamed—and people appear, one by one, a shaggy seadog with a hook...

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