The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 3, 1934

The Children's Hour (by Lillian Hellman; Herman Shumlin, producer) is a neat theatrical blend of A High Wind In Jamaica and The Captive. Playwright Hellman, divorced wife of Cinema Scenarist Arthur Kober, has learned how to put a play together. She is also wise, to the arcane criminality of childhood, to the no less delicate subject of female homosexuality.

To the Wright-Dobie School for girls goes little Mary Tilford (Florence McGee), granddaughter of the young institution's chief patroness. As poisonous a moppet as ever twisted a playmate's arm, Mary is a prodigal liar, an...

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