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New York, Dec. 23. "The Things
That Count" is a well-named play."
The title not only carries the theme
of the piece; it also tells a bit of
truth about the play itself. It is full
of things that count with audiences.
Among '"these things are whole
some humor, a moderate amount of
pathos, and the depiction of human
-nature in its widely-varying, types.
All this, be it happily noted, without
any ghastly portrayals of sex deprav
ity or commercialized vice. To "Gen
eral John Regari"-arid Cyril Maude's
"Grumpy" has been added another
Broadway success. that is clean.
LaurenceJ3yj;e;-.-an actor, wrote
"The Things-That. Count." Its simple
little plot -deals with a vixenish old
woman, wliose son has married an
actress and been cast off. The son
dies and the old 'lady's husband, who
doesnt count for much around the
place, find's the widowed daughter-in-law
a nd her child, living in pov
erty. He visits them secretly, but is
followed one day by his inquisitive
spouse, the resultbeing the melting