The Gentleman from Athens

by  Emmet Lavery

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  11m, 3f

"It is an all-out plea for world government to stave off atomic warfare...both the play and the playwright probably will be widely cussed and discussed." - Variety

"You can take Emmet Lavery's THE GENTLEMAN FROM ATHENS in any one of thre…

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The Gentleman from Athens

by  Emmet Lavery

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    11m, 3f

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Anthony Quinn starred on Broadway in this comedy as a West Coast roughneck catapaulted into the U.S. Congress, with a sympathetic secretary proceeding to polish some of his rough edges. From the author of The Magnificent Yankee.
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"It is an all-out plea for world government to stave off atomic warfare...both the play and the playwright probably will be widely cussed and discussed." - Variety

"You can take Emmet Lavery's THE GENTLEMAN FROM ATHENS in any one of three ways: as farce, as romance, or as a plea for honest idealism in politics...as farce, it is fun, full of wonderfully amusing scenes and people." -Elliot Norton, The Boston Post

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11m, 3f
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Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Acade ...

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