The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jan. 12, 1931

Five Star Final is this season's newspaper play. But, unlike its more cynical predecessors, it is an earnest paean of hate directed against tabloid journalism. By the middle of Act II the abuse has become so boundless that it is flogging a dead horse.

The New York Evening Gazette, a publication which could not value circulation more loved it not honor less, has decided to run the story of Nancy Voorhees, who was acquitted 20 years prior for murdering a man who tried to abandon her. As managing editor, it is the task of terse,...

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