Child of Manhattan (play)
|Child of Manhattan|
|Written by||Preston Sturges|
Otto Paul Vanderkill
Panama C. Kelly
|Date premiered||March 1, 1932|
|Place premiered||Fulton Theatre (Broadway)
New York City, United States
|Setting||Loveland Dance Hall, Madeleine's home, and a Penthouse|
Child of Manhattan is a play by Preston Sturges, his fifth to be produced on Broadway and his last for almost twenty years as his career took him to Hollywood. It was adapted into a film of the same name, released in 1933 by Columbia Pictures, the second play of Sturges' to make it to the silver screen, after 1929's Strictly Dishonorable.
The Broadway production opened at the Fulton Theatre on March 1, 1932 and logged 87 performances, closing in May of that year. It was produced by Peggy Fears and A. C. Blumenthal and directed by Howard Lindsay.
Critical response was poor, and included such assessments as "Sheer trash," "deeply offensive," and commented on its "bathos and sweetish bosh." Time magazine said that the play was "as silly as it is trite."
The opening night cast included:
- Child of Manhattan at the Internet Broadway Database
- Preston Sturges at the Internet Broadway Database
- Child of Manhattan (film) at the Internet Movie Database
- Child of Manhattan (film) at the TCM Movie Database
- Child of Manhattan (film) at AllMovie
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