From The Scotsman of 29 August 1928.
LONDON THEATRES .
THE MOVING FINGER .
LONDON , Tuesday Night .
It is difficult to understand why the authorship of " The Moving Finger , " produced at the Garrick Theatre tonight , has been kept a secret , if an open one . Sir Patrick Hastings , K . C ., is generally believed to be responsible , and general belief has not been contradicted , though , in response to the audience's doemand for the author at the close of the performance , it was briefly explained that he was not in the house . " The Moving Finger " is a melodrama packed with thrills . A sinister Chinaman , perhaps less urbane than Mr Wu in a somewhat similar situation , seeks and obtains revenge upon the man who brought dishonour to his house thirty years ago by the seduction of his daughter . With crafty cunning ( and theatrical skill ) the moment of triumph culminates exactly as Li Hun desires . Before the fall of the curtain there are two suicides and a murder , and a positive orgy of horror . There is also some splendid acting from Sir Ernest Milton , Mr George Curzon , and Miss Lilian Braithwaite , which aroused the audience to great enthusiasm.