- They Knew What They Wanted (play)
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They Knew What They Wanted".
They Knew What They Wanted is a 1924 play written by
Sidney Howardthat tells the story of Tony, an aging Italian winegrower in the California Napa Valley, who proposes by letter to Amy, a San Franciscowaitress who waited on him once. Fearing that she will find him too old and ugly, Tony sends her a photograph of Joe, his young hired hand, instead of himself. When Amy comes to the vineyard she discovers Tony has lied to her and problems ensue between Tony, Amy, and Joe. The play premiered at the Garrick Theatreon 24 November 1924 and closed in October 1925, after 192 performances.
The play was awarded the 1925
Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original cast included Richard Bennetas Tony, Pauline Lordas Amy, and Glenn Andersas Joe. The play has been performed subsequently numerous times, including a critically acclaimed Broadway production in 1975 that was directed by Stephen Porter. A film of They Knew What They Wantedwas made in 1940 by director Garson Kanin. The play was also adapted into a Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fellain 1956 by Frank Loesser, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics. [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/they-knew-what-they-wanted?cat=entertainment They Knew What They Wanted: Information and Much More from Answers.com ] ]
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