Winner! 1933 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Produced in New York and elsewhere by the Theater Guild. A magnificent ironic comedy, and a daring and forthright commentary on national politics. Here we have the story of a hard-fighting young and idealistic Congressman suddenly up against a group of old-time politicians, all at work on a big appropriations bill. The young idealist tries to draw up a relatively honest bill, but realizing that the fight seems hopeless, he turns around and makes the bill so ridiculously dishonest that he can only imagine it will be instantly killed. However, it is so pleasing to all parties that it goes through both Houses. A remarkable, thrilling and amusing play.