Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Feb. 8, 1937

Tide Rising (by George Brewer Jr.; Aldrich & Myers, producers) is a praiseworthy attempt to dramatize the political middle-of-the-road and to distinguish, in the blind storm of passionate prejudices which howl from the Right and Left, the path of truth and justice. In so doing, Playwright Brewer, who wrote Dark Victory for Tallulah Bankhead two seasons ago, occasionally loses his dramatic footing, but never his sense of criticism or fair play.

The economic fulcrum on which Tide Rising is balanced is Jim Cogswell (Grant Mitchell), a smalltown New England druggist. Jim is the kind...

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