A drama in three acts by Oscar Hammerstein, 2d, and Milton
Herbert Cropper. Produced by Arthur Hammerstein at the
Forty-ninth Street Theater, New York, January 14, 1924.
Acts I. and II.--Home of the Blakes. A Small Town
in the Middle West. Act III.--Home of Mr. Prentiss.
The Blake family is about to crash. Harry, the father, is a broken attorney, ready to
run; Mary, the mother, is a hopeless hypochondriac; Lucy, the daughter, unhappy
at home, plans to elope; Tom, the son, a discouraged inventor, is thinking of
suicide. Then Gypsy Jim knocks at the door, convinces them he is possessed of
something resembling supernatural powers, restores their faith in themselves and
leaves them happy. Later he is discovered to be an eccentric millionaire who takes
this means of applying practical charity where it is the most needed.
From The Best Plays of 1923-1924 by Burns Mantle.
Cast of characters:
George Farren...Harry Blake
Elizabeth Patterson...Mary Blake
Martha Bryan-Allen...Lucy Blake
Wallace Ford...Tom Blake
Leo Carrillo...Gypsy Jim