Beverly Cross (1931-1998) achieved instant success in 1959 withOne
More Riverstarring Sir
Michael Caine and directed by Laurence Olivier. His second play,Strip the Willow, made his
future wife Dame Maggie Smith a star. Among his other successes were the
musical comedyHalf a Sixpence(1963) based on HG Wells’ bookKippsand his screenplay ofJason and the Argonauts.