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Belvedere - Full Length Play, Comedy


Gwen Davenport

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 4f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: MS00000000093

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Belvedere, in his own words, is nothing less magnificent than a genius. This is the very play from which Twentieth Century-Fox made "Sitting Pretty," the picture which starred Clifton Webb and which drew extravagant critical notices. The action takes place in a normal American home, the interior of which is continually under assault by two mischievous youngsters. The baby sitter situation being so acute, Mrs. King decides to advertise for a professional. A writer named Lynn Belvedere is finally chosen by mail. When Belvedere arrives, the Kings are surprised to find that he is not a woman, but a very precise and impeccable gentleman. However, the baby sitter situation still being acute, Belvedere is accepted into the household on the condition that, in return for board and lodging, it will be his duty to feed and care for the baby and to curb the destructive instincts of the two young boys. Belvedere soon realizes what a mistake he has made when these inquisitive mechanics flood the bath-tub and let the water leak through upon his head. Later at night he comes downstairs to discover Jimmy, "who has never been allowed sufficient privacy in the living room to take the radio to pieces," systematically proceeding to do so. In this manner the action rolls merrily along until Belvedere's first book is published and his claims of genius sustained.



5m, 4f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)


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