The Man with Blond Hair

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The Man with Blond Hair
Written by Norman Krasna
Date premiered 4 November 1941
Place premiered New York
Original language English
Subject Nazis
Genre Drama
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".[1] 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick McGilligan, "Norman Krasna", Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age, California Press p 225

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