The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Mar. 31, 1952

Three Wishes for Jamie (book by Charles O'Neal & Abe Burrows; music & lyrics by Ralph Blane) is an almost immoderately innocuous musical. It tries very hard to endow a mere formula with the magic of a fairy tale, and struggles, by being as tame as it is Irish, to promote an Eire of good feeling.

Jamie (John Raitt) is a young Irishman who, when offered three wishes by the Queen of the Fairies, chooses travel, a lovely bride and a son who shall speak Gaelic. His first wish granted, Jamie gains his second (Anne Jeffreys) near Atlanta, Ga. But his bride...

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