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INFERNAL MACHINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rather crazy-eyed spoof of the mazes of officialdom and red tape, which centers the activities on the rise of one Golly Keighley as a typist's error looses the rumors of oil in a Central American country. Golly and his approaching marriage to the Princess Miletus, Golly and his mission to Punta Minorca, the Princess' insane efforts to join him and the attendant mishaps, misadventures and mistakes, as wheels within wheels grind smaller and smaller -- all portrayed in carefree, lavish exaggeration. There is some fun in this, some high moments of caricatured reporting and official communiques, but the whole cannot sustain the quality of farce which should be its underlying momentum. With the Steinberg illustrations, however, this might catch a sophisticated but limited audience which will take its humor in small, precious doses.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1947
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin