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An unforgettable story of true love about an older widower who falls in love with his young secretary.
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Published February 1st 2007 by LA Theatre Works
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Eric
"I want to be loved by a woman. And that want dies hard. When you give up that want, it's a very painful thing.

Wow, what an incredible play. This one had me hanging on every word until the final page.

Apparently, Chayefsky's writing focuses on 'realism', and the human condition, which is very evidently portrayed here in each of the myriad of broken people inhabiting this story. The story centers on the sudden blossoming romance between a 56 year old business owner, and his 24 year old receptioni
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Julia
The Manufacturer is a 53 year old widower who is lonely. The Girl is the 25 year old unsatisfied receptionist there. They fall in love. They have families who object. But it’s Paddy Chayefsky and well worth reading, and I think worth doing by the community theater with which I hang my costumes. Edward G. Robinson played the Manufacturer and Gena Rowlands the Girl in 1956 on Broadway. It was revived last year on Broadway.

I read this play in The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Stage Plays
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Alison Strother
Worthy of a chuckle or two, nice change listening to a play.
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Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky , was an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.

He was considered one of the most renowned dramatists of the so-called Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the 1950s, and he was regarded as the central fi
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Altered States The Collected Works: The Screenplays, Vol. 2: The Hospital / Network / Altered States The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Stage Plays The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Television Plays Network [Screenplay]

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