"Candle Light" which is now playing at the Wilbur is another of the sophisticated Viennese comedies with all of the leading characters parading under a title, real or assumed. The plot is not particularly unusual, but it offers considerable opportunity for appropriate cleverness, which, if not realized to its fullest extent, is still well enough done to make a thoroughly amusing play.
Eugenie Leontovich in the part of a pseudo-Baroness is both vivacious and amusing. Moreover, when her real identity as a maid is discovered, she enters into the spirit of the rather vulgar domestic with equal zest. Reginald Owen as an authentic prince is thoroughly royal in the decadent sense of the word. He has his amours, his noblesse oblige, and a sense of humor that fits very well with the American conception of prince-lings on continuous leave. Alan Mowbray as Josef, the valet, is a thoroughly snobbish servant of the more malignant variety. The burden of the comedy rests on him and he carries off his part very well.
All of the action takes place on one set that is very good. As for the lines themselves, they suggest the expected epigrams without actually coming up to the standard of the best smart talk. All of the action is amusing if not hilariously comic. As a beginning for the last lap of the college year it is probably the best thing in town at the present moment.