The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 21, 1955

A Hatful of Rain (by Michael V. Gazzo) concerns a drug addict. Young Johnny Pope picked up the habit while a hospitalized war veteran, shook it off, and now—with his wife expecting a child —is on the needle again. Tormented by his cravings, he is also tormented by the brutal, scrounging pushers who can supply the drugs. His well-meaning brother knows of his vice and has given him money for it; his unhappy wife does not know and can only blame some unknown woman for his neglect and his absences from home. Out of such a situation emerges a highly...

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