Strictly Dishonorable (play)


Strictly Dishonorable (play)

Infobox Play
name = Strictly Dishonorable


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writer = Preston Sturges
chorus =
characters = Count Di Ruvo
Isabelle Parry
Judge Dempsey
Henry Greene
others
mute =
setting = The NY speakeasy of Tomaso Antiovi and an apartment above it
premiere = 18 September 1929
place = Avon Theatre (B'way)
New York City, U.S.
orig_lang = English
series =
subject =
genre = romantic comedy
playbill =
ibdb_id = 9432

"Strictly Dishonorable" is a romantic comedy play written by Preston Sturges and 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]

Broadway production

On Broadway, the play opened on September 18 1929 at the Avon Theatre and ran until January of 1931, logging 557 performances. It was produced by Brock Pemberton and directed by Pemberton and Antoinette Perry, after whom the Tony Awards are 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 Altieri as "Giovanni"
*Carl Anthony as "Judge Dempsey"
*Tullio Carminati as "Count Di Ruvo"
*Louis Jean Heydt as "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.

Miscellany

"Dempsey" was the maiden name of Preston Sturges' mother.

ee also

*Preston Sturges
*Strictly Dishonorable (1931 film)
*Strictly Dishonorable (1951 film)

Notes

External links

*ibdb title|9432|Strictly Dishonorable
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*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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