The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Sep. 3, 1928

Gang War. Whatever may be Willard Mack's inadequacies as a playwright, there are seldom, in his opera, those fearful stretches, common in the works of the worst dramatists, in which nothing is happening and nothing seems likely to. His plays are always full of motion and noise which carry with them a crude but undeniable demand for attention. Gang War deals with the adventures of a beer king who is engaged in guerrilla fighting with members of a rival bootlegging concession. Also, he has two frails, of whom one gets quickly killed. So does...