Within the law

Within the law
   First produced by William A. Brady as a vehicle for his wife, Grace George, Bayard Veiller's four-act drama failed, but Holbrook Blinn convinced Veiller to rework the script. With a new production and cast led by Jane Cowl at the American Play Company, Within the Law opened on 11 September 1912 for a whopping 541 performances at Eltinge's Theatre. An embittered woman, Mary Turner, accused of a crime she did not commit by her boss, Gilder, goes to jail. When released four years later, Mary marries Gilder's son, Richard, and recruits several criminals who operate just barely within the bounds of law. Members of Mary's gang defy her orders and attempt a burglary of Gilder's home, where one is killed. Fortunately, the other gang members confess, establishing Mary's innocence. Within the Law was revived in 1928 with a cast including a young Claudette Colbert, but it managed only 16 performances. Within the Law was made into a motion picture no less than five times between 1916 and 1939, with Joan Crawford starring in a 1930 version retitled Paid.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Law of Ueki — The DVD cover of Volume 1: The Battle Commencement うえきの法則 (Ueki no Hōsoku) …   Wikipedia

  • The Law is for All — is a collection of Aleister Crowley s commentary on The Book of the Law , the central sacred text of Thelema. It was edited to be a primer of sorts into Crowley s general interpretations about the sometimes opaque text of Liber Legis. For this… …   Wikipedia

  • The Book of the Law — Infobox Book name = The Book of the Law, or Liber AL vel Legis title orig = translator = Aleister Crowley (Weiser 2004 Centennial Edition)] image caption = author = Aleister Crowley illustrator = cover artist = country = Egypt language = English… …   Wikipedia

  • Beyond the Law — Infobox Film | name = Beyond the Law caption = Beyond the Law Artisan DVD Cover director = Larry Ferguson producer = Richard N. Gladstein Ronna B. Wallace Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. John Fiedler Mark Tarlov writer = Larry Ferguson starring =Charlie …   Wikipedia

  • Letter and spirit of the law — The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic antithesis. When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, he is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the letter ) of the law, but not the intent of those… …   Wikipedia

  • National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law — The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law is an organization that provides information sharing and professional development to forensic scientists, lawyers, judges, other legal… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law — The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law is one of seven subcommittees within the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was renamed in 2007 from the Subcommittee on Corrections and Rehabilitation.Jurisdiction Jurisdiction: (1) Human …   Wikipedia

  • Photography and the law — A No Photography sign, commonly placed in properties where the owner objects to or it is illegal to take photographs (though in some jurisdictions, this is not a legal requirement). Photography tends to be protected by the law through copyright… …   Wikipedia

  • Law & Order — Title card Format Police procedural Legal drama …   Wikipedia

  • Asbestos and the law — This article concerns asbestos related legal and regulatory issues.BackgroundIn the late 1800s and early 1900s, asbestos was considered an ideal material for use in the construction industry. It was known to be an excellent fire retardant, to… …   Wikipedia

  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea — For maritime law in general, see Admiralty law. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Logo of the Convention Signed December 10, 1982 Location Montego Bay, Jamaica Effective November 16, 1994[1] …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”