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 <email@example.com>
Together Again! in their greatest emotional triumph
Did You Know?
Ruth Chatterton and Ruth Hussey would both play Kit Marlowe in separate TV versions of Old Acquaintance. See more
Kit is in bed smoking a cigarette. In one second the cigarette is almost to her finger and the next moment it is longer. Lit cigarettes don't grow, they shrink. See more
I'd better get out of here, Millie, before I do something I'll be very sorry for.
Yes, go! And if you think I want you to come back ever you're wrong! Well? why don't you go?
In just a minute.
[She puts down her parcels, crosses the room, grabs Millie by the shoulders and shakes her violently, then shoves her so she falls on the sofa
[She picks up her things and exits, leaving Millie throwing a tantrum
Remade as Rich and Famous
Waltz No. 15 in A flat major, Op. 39
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed on piano twice by Miriam Hopkins See more