The Valiant One Act Play, 1920 Melodrama by Holworthy Hall & Robert Middlemass
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The Valiant One Act Play, 1920 Melodrama by Holworthy Hall & Robert Middlemass

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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 copy of 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.

*This 100+ year old play is in the Public Domain; no permissions are required to produce it. To the best of our knowledge, this antiquarian copy is the only original print version available for purchase online.


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