CRIMSON PLAYGOER

"Lovely Lady" Sophisticated Melting Pot For Fun and Feminity--Boudoir Exploited Again

"Lovely Lady", the latest Mitzi vehicle to reach Boston where it now graces the boards of the Wilbur Theatre, is a typically hot-house musical comedy product. The first act has as its locale the screen room of the "Royale Hotel" on the Island of Caprice off the Coast of France; the second act is for the most part confined to a boudoir of the same hotel. The motivation of the plot is provided by the refusal of an arbitrary young heiress to marry the foolish Lord Islington. To escape the marriage she persuades the young Prince Paul De Morlaix to pose as her husband. Everything works smoothly until suspicion necessitates the two young people to occupy the same room overnight. The sophisticated musical comedy patron will not become too hopeful over such a situation. As is proper and fitting, the young prince spends an uncomfortable night on the sofa and the climax of the embarrassing situation is breakfast in bed.

Mitzi is a delightful comedienne who does not scruple to resort to horse-play in order to win a laugh. The secret of her buffoonery is the art of contrast.

The supporting cast is above the average. For pure assinine slap-stick Jack Sheehan and Doris Patston would be hard to beat. Pierce and Harris, however, the skilled dancing team, win the most applause from the audience. Girls, girls, girls, with colorful futuristic settings and gay music, put the finishing touches to a production which is sure to satisfy the musical comedy appetite.