"Three Live Ghosts" now playing at Loew's State is one of the most thoroughly enjoyable talkies we have been privileged to see since the advent of that form of motion picture. The story of the play, unfamiliar to but few veteran theatre-goers, is skillfully and subtly handled so that its transformation to the silver screen is attended by virtually no loss of appeal, dramatic or human.
The acting, a most vital factor in the success of a performance depending so little on its setting and embellishments, is thoroughly competent and convincing. Claude Allister in particular gives a marvelously deft rendering of the English nobleman who lost his senses through shell shock during the war. Charles McNaughton, as the supposedly dead Tommy, also does a very capable piece of work.
The stage show is perhaps a bit above the State average and includes at least one skit which is bound to amuse.