The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, May 8, 1944

A Highland Fling (by Margaret Curtis; produced by George Abbott) is as Scottish as it sounds but hardly as lively. A yarn about the ghost of a rakish 18th-Century laird, it tries for both rowdy fun and romantic charm, never quite spears either.

Too much of a highflier on earth to have got his wings in Heaven, Charlie MacKenzie (Ralph Forbes) has spectrally hugged his old haunts for 150 years. At the moment he is pleasantly taken up with an appealing village "daftie" (Playwright Curtis) — only children and dafties, of course, can communicate with ghosts. From his angel wife Charlie learns...

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