New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 8, 1948

Minnie and Mr. Williams (by Richard Hughes; produced by John Gassner & David Dietz) reached Broadway 25 years after it was written, and ran for less than a week. In it the author of A High Wind in Jamaica had written a folksy Welsh fantasy involving a virtuous village clergyman (Eddie Dowling), his wooden-legged wife Minnie (Josephine Hull), a young girl in the employ of the Devil, and the high-kicking flesh & blood leg that Minnie suddenly sprouted. The whole thing was a frisky parable in which good & evil did not wrestle so much as tickle each other...

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