by EUGENE O'NEILL
When an ethereal beauty named Julie Haydon played the role of a prostitute in Saroyan's The Time of Your Life, most of the critics lambasted the producer for a casting blooper. Critic John Mason Brown noted that his colleagues seemed singularly omniscient in knowing precisely how a prostitute should look. The luminous and lovely Liv Ullmann is no one's image of a prostitute either. But Anna Christie is such a cheap, cosmetic come-on of a drama as to vie with any streetwalker.
Eugene O'Neill is a prime example of...