The Valiant One Act Play, 1920 Melodrama by Holworthy Hall & Robert Middlemass
The Valiant is a one act play, a melodrama written by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemass in 1920.
Tremendously popular among theater groups performing during the second quarter of the 20th century, it has an interesting history:
Published as a story in McClure's Magazine in 1921, it was a successful play by 1924 in vaudeville and with amateur theater groups, briefly hit Broadway in 1926, became a movie in 1929 (talkie) starring Paul Muni and Marguerite Churchill, appeared as a Spanish Language film in 1930, was reproduced as a film with Lloyd Nolan in 1940 under the tltle of The Man Who Wouldn't Talk in 1940, and is still popular with amateur and community theater groups.
Highly collectible for theatre buffs and early 20th drama historians, this copyof the script is in fine antiquarian condition; it is without marks or tears and shows only slight shelf wear. It is 44 pages long and measures 4 3/4" by 7 1/4 inches.