Moss Hart's best-selling autobiography provided the basis for this colorful backstage story. The film depicts Hart as a struggling young playwright in 1929, searching for a sympathetic impresario. Although his manuscript is rejected by a Broadway tycoon, a less prominent manager finally agrees to produce it - on the condition that Hart will get George S. Kaufman, a leading comedy writer, to collaborate on the final script. Hart sets out to convince Kaufman of his play's value, and so begins one of the most famous partnerships in the American theatre. Written by
Did You Know?
First film role of any kind for Jonathan Goldsmith
(as Jonathan Lippe), who portrayed Teddy Manson, and who is now much better known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from Dos Equis beer TV commercials. See more
In an early scene, set in 1929, Moss Hart (George Hamilton) listens to a news broadcast on the radio which reports that former President Theodore Roosevelt is currently in Africa on a safari. Theodore Roosevelt died in 1919, ten years earlier. See more
"Curtain" (instead of "The End") See more
Referenced in True Romance