The Valiant One Act Melodrama Play 1920 Holworthy Hall & Robert Middlemass
The Valiant, 1920 is play in one act by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass.
Largely forgotten for almost 100 years, The Valiant was one of the most popular plays to be performed by amateur theater groups during the second quarter of the 20th century. And the play is still performed today. Yes, it has quite a history!
It started as a short story in a magazine, was adapted as a play in 1924, became very popular on the vaudeville stage, had a performance on Broadway in 1926 and was made into a movie in 1929 starring Paul Muni, his film debut, with Marguerite Churchill.
Other adaptations followed. Turner Classic Movies presented its television premiere on December 14, 2011.
Its plot is first rate sentimental melodrama, and depending upon your sensibilities will make you weep.
This paperback copy, a collectible acting edition, is in fine antique condition-- no tears, no marks, strong stapled binding. It measures 4 3/4 inches by 7 inches by about 1/8 of an inch. It has 44 pages and weighs 2 ounces.