The Theatre: New Plays: Oct. 12, 1925

Accused. David Belasco's second production is a sound and courtly contribution to the season's more serious drama — as far a cry from the tawdry Ladies of the Evening, which he did last year to fatten his purse, as can be easily imagined.

Possibly the fattening derived from the unlovely Ladies may indirectly have made Accused a reality. The new play is an expensive matter, employing as it does E. H. Sothern among its luxurious adjuncts, and decidedly a wild financial risk.*

The production is a risk because it is old fashioned. It is a leisurely piece with a purpose. Brieux, French...

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