The reviewer for The Times described the play (in a somewhat negative review) as akin to a fairy tale:
The scene is Berlin, the ogre German Communism, the woodcutter's son a Social Democrat who lives with his brother in a deep, dark, deserted air-raid shelter, the princess or Cinderella, or however else you choose to see her, the lovely daughter of a father who will trade her to the American soldiery in exchange for cigarettes.'
'Embassy Theatre', The Times, 26 October 1949, p.7.
First produced at the Embassy Theatre in London, from 25 October 1949.
Cast members included Lyndon Brook, Kynaston Reeves, and Carol Marsh.