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Love Racket (The) (1943)

Compositeur: Noel Gay

Parolier: Barbara Gordon • Basil Thomas • Frank Eyton • Leslie Gibbs

Librettiste: Stanley Lupino

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

Story: Three married couples in Hollywood: Film star Johnnie Stanton and his wife Jane Denver, film-writer Jimmie Blake and his wife Minnie Master, and film-director Tony Merrick and his wife Bonnie Drew are struggling to finance their latest film, when an offer comes from rival film-maker, Samuel T. Kelly. He will pay for their film in return for the loan of Jane Denver to star in Kelly’s production of “Reaching for the Moon”. Jane doesn’t like the idea of working for another studio, and then a stranger arrives liberally throwing bank-notes around, and announces he is the author of “Reaching for the Moon” and retains all the screen rights. Samuel T. Kelly is forced to withdraw, and both films will be financed for Tony Merrick and his colleagues.

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This second posthumous libretto by Stanley Lupino was a kind of sequel to the earlier “Lady Behave” which had successfully played nine months at His Majety’s the previous year. The same three couples who were married at the end of “Lady Behave” now appear in “The Love Racket” - though basically only their names and their marriages continue. The Lupino role was now played by Arthur Askey in his first musical comedy. It was a big hit but was forced to withdraw because of the new bombing raids in the summer of 1944, and went on an ENSA tour, returning to London for a three-week twice-daily Christmas season.

 

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Détails

Liste des chansons

I’ve Got You Covered
So Much to Remember
Two Dirty Old Men
I’m You-Minded
Homeward Bound
Reaching for the Moon
Happy Days
A Greek Idyll

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Version 1

Love Racket (The) (1943-10-London Run) (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 360 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 21 octobre 1943
Première : jeudi 21 octobre 1943
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : William Mollison
Chorégraphie : Freddie Carpenter
Avec : Harry Milton (Johnnie Stanton), Carol Raye (Jane Denver), Roy Royston (Jimmie), Valerie Tandy (Minnie), Arthur Askey (Tony Merrick), Peggy Carlisle (Bonnie), Finlay Currie (Samuel T. Kelly), Hugh Morton (The Stranger)
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Se jouera au Victoria Palace Theatre, au Princes Theatre puis à l'Adelphi Theatre.
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