The Old soak

The Old soak
   Opening 22 August 1922 at the Plymouth Theatre, the folksy small-town comedy by Don Marquis ran for 423 performances. One appeal for Prohibition-decade audiences was the sentimental portrayal of the kindly lush (played by character comedian Harry Beres-ford), who is reduced to bootleg alcohol, which he always has tested on his parrot, and yet who manages to save the family fortune from the conniving banker played by Robert McWade. Minnie Dupree played the title character's wife, Arthur Hopkins produced it, and Cleon Throckmorton designed the scenery. The 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture version was titled The Good Old Soak.

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