Musical (16929)


Musique: Harry Ruby
Paroles: Bert Kalmar
Livret: Bert Kalmar • Guy Bolton • Harry Ruby
Production à la création:

The story centered on Wall Street clerks Elmer Peters (Lester Allen) and Gerry Brooks (Paul Frawley) who vacation above their means at Onawanda Lodge, an exclusive vacation spot for millionaires located in the Thousand Islands and a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. Everyone assumes the boys are rich, and soon the fellows meet and fall in love with the wealthy Virginia Rollins (Irene Delroy) and Babs Green (Rogers). Gerry and Virginia team up, as do Elmer and Babs, but complications arise when Gerry is asked to pilot the speed boat owned by Virginia’s father in an international boat race. Gerry is then approached by a rival of Virginia’s father who promises him $50,000 if he’ll throw the race. He accepts $25,000 instead, but wins the race anyway. When news of the bribe comes to light, he blithely states that he accepted it because if he’d turned down the money the rival would have come up with another scheme to throw the race. Arthur Pollock in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle observed that Gerry’s conduct is excused because “everybody seemed to think that was perfectly all right.”



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Top Speed (1929-12-Chanin's 46th Street Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Richard Rodgers Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 25 décembre 1929
Première : mercredi 25 décembre 1929
Dernière : samedi 22 mars 1930
Mise en scène : John Harwood
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Harland Dixon (Tad Jordan), Sunny Dale (Daisy Parker), Lloyd Pedrick (Bellows), Lester Allen (Elmer Peters), Paul Frawley (Gerry Brooks), Laine Blaire (Molly), Lon Hascall (Pete Schoonmaker), Irene Delroy (Virginia Rollins), Ginger Rogers (Babs Green), Ken Williams (Chauffeur), Shirley Richards (Shirley), Theodore Babcock (Mr. Rollins), Sam Critcherson (Vincent Colgate), John T. Dwyer (Spencer Colgate), George Del Drigo (Waiter at the Yacht Club), William Hale (Souvenir Storekeeper); Show Girls: Frances Thress, Hilda Knight, Larraine Power, Ray Apgar; Special Dancing Girls: Marie Keve, Martha Carroll, Nondas Wayne, Mildred Franke, Paula Sands, Olga Fox, Beth Meredith, Charlotte Silton; Dancing Girls: Billie Blake, Elinor Walent, Mildred Hosee, Dodo Wyatt, Helen Rauth, Peggy Driscoll, Irene Carroll, Adele Dickson, Louise Francis, Valerie Dolaro, Carolyn James, Flo Allen, Enes Early, Mildred Rye, Dixie Lester, Norine Bogen, Kay Reilly; Male Chorus: Kendall Northrop, Daniel Wyler, Jerry Kirkland, Arthur May, Fred Furman, Willis Lawrence, George Del Drigo, Hermes Pan; Eight Top-Speed Boys: Hal Morton, Ken Williams, Irving Lesser, Tom Barrett, Alan DeSylva, Gene Johnson, John Quinn, George King
Commentaires : Chanin's 46th Street Theatre (Dec 25, 1929 - Mar 1930)
Royale Theatre (Mar 10, 1930 - Mar 22, 1930)

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