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Checkmate (Lawrence/Lee) - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Checkmate (Lawrence/Lee)

Maurice Edelman, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

20m, 9f

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
From the novel by Maurice Edelman
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Full Length Play

Melodrama

Adaptations (Literature)

An American tourist in Russia calls on an old friend, a Soviet space engineer. They had been at the same university in the United States, but the Russian was blackmailed into returning home. With the backing of the American embassy, the tourist offers the engineer a chance to escape again in a drama wrapped in suspense, contretemps, hair trigger intrigues and discoveries. It's a frightening escapade in a police state, where every act or thought is soon detected.
"A fascinating melodrama. " - New York Journal American
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20m, 9f

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Maurice Edelman

Maurice Edelman

Israel Maurice Edelman (2 March 1911 – 14 December 1975) was a British Labour Party politician and novelist who represented Coventry constituencies in the House of Commons for over 30 years. Maurice Edelman was born in Cardiff in 1911. His parents came to Wales in 1905, escaping the pogroms in Russia and Poland. He was educated at Cardiff High School and Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the ... view full profile

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