The Man with Blond Hair
|The Man with Blond Hair|
|Written by||Norman Krasna|
|Date premiered||4 November 1941|
|Place premiered||New York|
|Setting||Roof of an East Side tenement; The Hoffman living room|
The Man With Blond Hair is a play by Norman Krasna based on a true story. Although Krasna became better known for comedy this was a drama; the writer later said that he "really wrote" the play "to win the Nobel Peace Prize". The play only ran for 7 performances on Broadway. This failure prompted him to return to comedy and Krasna wrote Dear Ruth his most popular hit.
Two Nazi airmen escape internment in Canada and find themselves in New York where they are arrested. A policeman arranges for them to escape so the policeman may recapture and beat them. One of the airman finds refuge with a Jewish family and comes to renounce Nazi ways.
- Patrick McGilligan, "Norman Krasna", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, California Press p 225
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