On Broadway, Anthony Quinn and Margaret Leighton took the roles of a rude construction worker and society lady who have only one thing in common: the affair that exists between his wife and her husband, a physician. The play examines the sometimes humorous but ultmately disasterous effect of the affair on the worker and the lady. They take an apartment together, in a platonic fashion; and in scenes of fantasy and absurdity, they issue their declaration of independence from, and disgust with, the world.
"What a lovely play!" - The New York Daily News
"Tchin-Tchin is slightly mad. I am moved to hug Tchin-Tchin with friendly love...hello, hello, hello with joy." - The New York World Telegram and Sun