Theatre: Survival of the Fittest

No Time for Comedy. Old Idol Katharine Cornell and New Idol Laurence Olivier (see p. 57) in a talky but amusing comedy (TIME, May 1).

The Philadelphia Story. Katharine Hepburn at her most stunning in a clever, impolite Philip Barry comedy (TIME, April 10).

The Hot Mikado. Rousing hotcha with snatches of Gilbert & Sullivan (TIME, April 3).

The Little Foxes. Tense, biting drama with Tallulah Bankhead brilliantly imperious in the leading role (TIME, Feb. 27).

Stars in Your Eyes. Ethel Merman (* * * * ) and Jimmy Durante (* * * ) in a musicomedy about Hollywood (* *) (TIME, Feb. 20).

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