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John Hartley Manners (
10 August 1870– 19 September 1928) [cite web | title=J. Hartley Manners | work=IMDB | url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0543122/ | accessdate=2007-05-23] was a British playwright who wrote "Peg o' My Heart", which starred his wife, Laurette Tayloron Broadway in one of her greatest stage triumphs. He wrote the 1922 silent screen adaptation of Peg o' My Heart which starred Laurette. The 1932 sound remake starring Marion Davieswas adapted from Manners play as Manners had died in 1928. Manners also wrote two 1924 silent film screenplays which starred his wife in her only two other motion picture appearances, "Happiness" adapted from his play, and "One Night in Rome". The latter his wife particularly enjoyed and kept a personal print to run over and over for guests.
"Peg o' My Heart", a comedy, played in
New York Cityfrom December 20, 1912 to May 30, 1914. New International Encyclopedia] It afterward had a long run in London. Manners' other plays include:
* "The Crossways", in collaboration with
* "As Once in May"
* "The Queen's Messenger"
* "Zira", with Henry Miller
* "The Majesty of Birth"
* "Ganton & Co."
* "The Girl and the Wizard"
* "The Prince of Bohemia"
* "The Girl in Waiting"
* "A Woman Intervenes"
He published "Peg o' My Heart" in 1913, and "Happiness and Other Plays", including "Just as Well" and "The Day of Dupes" in 1914.
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