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
[about Linda making Mandy cry
You needn't feel so proud, I make her cry all the time. It usually ends up with me giving her a check.
Linda Paige Esterbrook
I didn't give her a check, I think I just gave her my husband.
In my office we'd list that transaction as petty cash.
Spoofed in Snow Time for Comedy
The Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding See more