Jealous of best friend Kit, a critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful author and playwright, Millie writes a novel, the first in a string of bestselling trashy novels. After eight years of neglect and taking a backseat to Millie's fame, her husband Preston leaves her. Another decade passes and Kit announces her intention of marrying the decade-younger Rudd. Millie thinks Preston wishes to reconcile, only to discover he is engaged. He also admits that he was in love with Kit, who had turned down his many advances. Feeling Kit to blame for the failure of her marriage, Millie flies into a rage and confronts Kit. Later, learning of Rudd's affection for Millie's daughter Diedre, Kit graciously steps aside to bless their union. In the end, Millie and Kit make up, sharing a champagne toast for each one's old acquaintance. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The Broadway play opened on December 23, 1940 at the Morosco Theatre and closed 17 May 1941 after 170 performances. The opening night cast included Jane Cowl
as Kit, Peggy Wood
as Millie and Kent Smith
as Rudd Kendall. Warner Bros. purchased the rights to the play for $75,000. See more
As the group of college girls drive Kit away, Millie turns her head and calls out Kit's name but her lips do not move. See more
Tell me, how is your new book coming along?
Well, I write and I write, and I still don't like it.
But, at least when you do turn one out, it's a gem! None of this grinding them out like sausage...
[she realizes that she has just insulted Millie and pauses with embarrassment
I suppose I could cut my throat.
There's a knife on the table!
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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional 18th century Scottish music
Played during the opening credits and at the end See more