The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Feb. 6, 1956

Time Limit! (by Henry Denker and Ralph Berkey) is an effective thriller with a head in its tail. For most of the evening a flashback melodrama about a U.S. Army officer who went over to the Communists in a Korean prison camp, it winds up in what Balzac called "the trenches of the intellect," with a barrage of moral and mental queries.

Examining the evidence for court-martialing Major Harry Cargill (Richard Kiley) for treason-he had given Communist lectures and broadcasts, had averred that the U.S. used germ warfare-a thoughtful judge advocate (Arthur Kennedy) is...

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