A great disappointment after The Circus of Dr. Lao. It seems forced and -- speaking frankly, dull. One might read into it a...

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THE UNHOLY CITY

A great disappointment after The Circus of Dr. Lao. It seems forced and -- speaking frankly, dull. One might read into it a satire on modern politics, but any interpretation is far-fetched and it lacks the spontaneous madness of its predecessor. It isn't amusing, except in spots -- and the lewdness is unmotivated and a bit obvious. Story of a man sole survivor of a plane wreck, who robs the pockets of the victims, and joins forces with a wastrel who has been ousted from his city for debt. Together they return, with a suburban interlude of adventure, and eventually, after various and sundry investigating the low life and the fast life of the city, the wastrel turns conservative and heads the forces of law and order, the householders and homemakers in their fight on social disruption, etc. Pass up.

Pub Date: July 8, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Vanguard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1937