Theater: Autumn Leaves


by William Douglas Home

Some plays would be rushed directly from the stage to an intensive-care unit were it not for a massive transfusion of star power. This season has offered several examples. First Monday in October and Tribute promptly expired with the departure of their respective stars, Henry Fonda and Jack Lemmon. Alexis Smith is giving nightly resuscitation to Platinum. And but for the sly insinuative charms and stylish expertise of Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert, The Kingfisher would swiftly be recognized for the plucked Broadway turkey that it is.

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