The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 12, 1932

Take a Chance (book by Bud G. De Sylva & Laurence Schwab; music by Nacio Herb Brown, Richard Whiting. Vincent Youmans; Laurence Schwab, producer) is fast, noisy, funny. It reverts to the pre-Depression type of musicomedy, makes no pretense of smartness but loses no entertainment value by its atavism. Buried in a torrent of gags, girls and Jew blues is a plot: a Harvardman, trying to cash in on his Hasty Pudding Club theatrical experience, woos and wins a lowly dancer whose fortune two shoe-string impresarios try to promote. No Harvardman was ever more...

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