Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90's living with his ne'er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious 'strawberry blonde' Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientèle of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn't let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Vrginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft schemee. However, every dog has his day, and eight years later Biff stands poised to take his revenge. Written by
Did You Know?
The Lux Radio Theatre produced a version of "One Sunday Afternoon" on August 24, 1936 on CBS with Jack Oakie as Biff. See more
The skins of the bananas that Biff eats, disappear from under the bench when he and Virginia stand up. See more
Oh for goodness sake, Virginia, cut out the nonsense. This is a pre-arranged date and we all know it. I've got to get back on duty by 11, so come on, let's shake our tootsies.
Oh 'Amy!' my Grandmother's hot water bottle!
[muttering to Hugo
Hugo F. Barnstead
Referenced in Strangers on a Train
In My Merry Oldsmobile
Music by Gus Edwards See more