Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Nov. 1, 1937

Angel Island (by Bernie Angus; produced by George Abbott) lures a company of glinty-eyed weekenders to its shores with tales of buried treasure. Two murders are done, everybody suspects everybody else, while the audience keeps its eye on the shifty butler. Finally a character who might easily have been an innocent bystander is shot down as the culprit. A thriller with so pat a formula is usually expected to move posthaste off the Broadway boards, but with the guidance of respected Play-Picker George Francis Abbott, this one, blackouts, screams, rowdy humor and all, seems likely to remain for a...

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