(1933). Stage Play: Little Ol' Boy. Drama. Written by Albert Bein
. Directed by Joseph Losey
. Playhouse Theatre: 24 Apr 1933- May 1933 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Lew Amster (as "Boy"), Warren Bryan (as "Johnny Hamilton"), John Drew Colt
(as "Roy Wells")...
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I have always refused to work on adaptations of other people's works. I love film: better, I adore film, and I'm immensely jealous of film. I feel that it should have a literature of its own. Taking a big fat novel like David Selznick did with "Gone with the Wind" may sell a lot of seats, but it doesn't produce the masterpieces like "Citizen Kane" and "A Nous la Liberte."
Wrote a book about his friendship with Spencer Tracy
and Katharine Hepburn
("Tracy and Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir", 1971, Plume). Hepburn saw this as a deep betrayal, and didn't speak with Kanin for many years.