The Theater: New Musical on Broadway, may 9, 1960

Christine (book by Pearl S. Buck and Charles K. Peck Jr.; music and lyrics by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster) is a tedious romantic musical, despite an out-of-the-way romance. The lady is Irish; the man is Hindu, and is also her widowed son-in-law. But even this unhackneyed relationship involves believing that beautiful, young-looking, redheaded Maureen O'Hara could be a grandmother; and everything else in the little town of Akbarabad is all too exotically familiar and reminiscently rusty. Once again East is West and West is West; and Mother-in-Law, in the end, knows...

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