The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Mar. 3, 1952

Mrs. McThing (by Mary Chase) reveals the author of Harvey in her accustomed whimsical mood. But though Mrs. Chase's fancy leaps, her stagecraft stumbles and shuffles; and though the playwright bangs about on a broomstick, what the play really needs is a broom.

Mrs. McThing tells of a rich woman (Helen Hayes) whose efforts to turn her young son (Brandon de Wilde) into Little Lord Fauntleroy have made him even more of a Peck's Bad Boy. With the help of a witch named Mrs. McThing, the son has been whisked to a dive operated by mobsters, and a perfect little gentleman has...

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