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Comedy / 7m, 1f / 2 Ints. 1929. A pretty young girl from a small town in Mississippi has left home to marry a snobbish man from West Orange, NJ, even though she doesn't really love him. At a speakeasy one night they have a falling out. Suddenly she finds herself approached by a suave Italian opera singer whose intentions, he admits, are strictly dishonorable. The two of ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published April 14th 2010 by Samuel French, Inc.
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A lost play by Preston Sturges? In. Evidently this was a huge stage hit, and the play that got Sturges noticed by Hollywood. An engaged couple on their way to New Jersey stops into a NYC bar run by immigrant Italians. The guy is revealed to be anti-Italian and a bad drunk, and the girl falls for the well-traveled and much-experienced (if you know what I mean) Italian stage singer who lives upstairs. Sturges-esque mayhem ensues. Henry the asshole fiance steals the show.