Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the arts convinces Esterbrook to forget about comedy and concentrate on writing a tragedy. The end result nearly destroys his career and his marriage. Written by
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A country boy takes over Broadway . . . until he gets into heart-trouble!
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Did You Know?
The original play by S.N. Behrman
opened in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 31 March 1939. See more
At one point in the movie, Gaylord is at his home and discovers Amanda Swift's phone number is written down on a phone list in his wife's handwriting. His wife, Linda, had just left with Morgan Carrell for dinner at the Swift's home. Then the scene shifts to Amanda Swift's home and Gaylord is there. See more
Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook
[speaking to his wife Linda
Well, now, just what's behind that dark innuendo?
Clementine, Actress in Show
Aint nothing behind me, boss.
Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Opus 98: 1st movement
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on a phonograph at Amanda's house See more