- Strictly Dishonorable (play)
name = Strictly Dishonorable
characters = Count Di Ruvo
setting = The NY speakeasy of Tomaso Antiovi and an apartment above it
place = Avon Theatre (B'way)
New York City, U.S.
orig_lang = English
ibdb_id = 9432
"Strictly Dishonorable" is a
romantic comedy playwritten by Preston Sturgesand first produced on Broadway in 1929. [ibdb title|9432|Strictly Dishonorable] It has been adapted for the screen twice, first in 1931, then again in 1951. The play was Sturges' second Broadway production, and the first of his plays to be made into a film. [ibdb name|8190|Preston Sturges]
On Broadway, the play opened on
September 181929 at the Avon Theatre and ran until January of 1931, logging 557 performances. It was produced by Brock Pembertonand directed by Pemberton and Antoinette Perry, after whom the Tony Awardsare named. Written in just six days, the play was such a success it earned Sturges over $300,000, and attracted interest from Hollywood.
The opening night cast was:
John Altierias "Giovanni"
*Carl Anthony as "Judge Dempsey"
Tullio Carminatias "Count Di Ruvo"
Louis Jean Heydtas "Henry Greene"
*Muriel Kirkland as "Isabelle Parry"
*Edward J. McNamara as "Patrolman Mulligan"
*William Ricciardi as "Tomaso Antiovi"
*Marius Rogati as "Mario"
William Ricciardi was the only actor from the Broadway cast to play his role in the 1931 film adaptation.
"Dempsey" was the maiden name of Preston Sturges' mother.
Strictly Dishonorable (1931 film)
Strictly Dishonorable (1951 film)
*ibdb title|9432|Strictly Dishonorable
*imdb title|0022437|Strictly Dishonorable (1931)
*tcmdb title|14872|Strictly Dishonorable (1931)
*amg movie|1:112071|Strictly Dishonorable (1931)
*imdb title|0044082|Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
*tcmdb title|14986|Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
*amg movie|1:112072|Strictly Dishonorable (1951)
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