The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Oct. 16, 1944

Soldier's Wife (by Rose Franken; produced by William Brown Meloney). Firing the season's first salute to the matinee trade, the author of Claudia will probably bag something of another Claudience. Despite its title, Soldier's Wife is not at all a problem drama, not much more of a war play; after bringing John Rogers home from the Pacific to his Katherine's waiting and war-toughened arms, it scuttles the theme of marital readjustment and vaults into passably aimed comedy and thoroughly aimless storytelling. After Katherine's letters to John overseas are published and prosper, a cynical...

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