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.ew Fields and Alice Fischer in "The High Cost of Loving."
New York, Sept. 5. Just because
Lew Fields is Lew Fields, "The High
Cost of Loving" entertains without
offending. The lines entrusted to the
veteran comedian are guaranteed to
make anyone gasp, but every gasp is
accompanied by a giggle. So all is,
The Fields vehicle is an adaptation
from the German. Four staid citizens
of middle, age, all members of a "Pur
ity League" in their home town, have
each been paying blackmail to a wo
man in a far-off city for a period of
25 years. Each supposes himself to
be the father of a son born to the
Fields is one of the unhappy vio-1
tims, and when the blackmailing lady,'
desiring to increase her income, in-
trusts her case to a young lawyer'
who wants to marry the comedian's'
daughter, things begin to happen.'
They keep on happening till all four
of the staid citizens find they are m
the same boat. The final denouement
is the death of the blackmailer, and
the announcement by her lawyer that
she has been receiving, not four, but
14 checks each month, and has left alL
her fortune to an orphan asylum,
"because the great' sorrow of her life