The Vikings. Drama. Written by Henrik Ibsen
. Directed by Blanche Yurka
. New Yorker Theatre: 12 May 1930- May 1930 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Richard Bowler
, Robert Christy, O.T. Crawford, Herschel Cropper, Britton Diller, Robert C. Fischer, William Gear, Adele Gilbert, Richard Hale
, Evelyn Hill, Helen Howe, ...
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I would have liked to have had a career in films. It is a wonderful medium. Hollywood missed out on Blanche Yurka, but Im very glad I did at least one which became a classic.
Blanche avoided films until she saw the brilliance of the movie The Informer
(1935). Stage star Alla Nazimova
was indirectly responsible for her getting the role of Madame DeFarge in A Tale of Two Cities
(1935). They had never met but when the part was offered to the silent screen star, she felt it was not right for her and told them the only person she thought could play the part was Blanche. ...