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Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
is a 1925 play written by American playwright George Kelly, uncle of actress and later Princess of Monaco
Grace Kelly. It won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Drama,[1] and has been adapted for three feature films.


1 Production 2 Adaptations 3 References 4 External links


Chrystal Herne
Chrystal Herne
in the original Broadway production of Craig's Wife (1925)

Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
premiered on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre
Morosco Theatre
on October 12, 1925, and closed on August
21, 1926, after 360 performances. Directed by playwright Kelly, the cast featured Chrystal Herne
Chrystal Herne
as Harriet Craig, Anne Sutherland (Miss Austen), Charles Trowbridge (Walter Craig), and Josephine Hull (Mrs. Frazie). [2] It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1925–1926. The play received the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Pulitzer committee wrote, " Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
has been selected by the jury on account of the dignity of its theme, the soundness of its construction, the excellence of its dialogue, and its effectiveness in the theater."[3] Adaptations[edit] There have been at least three movies based on the play. The 1928 silent version was directed by William C. deMille, Cecil's brother, and starred Irene Rich
Irene Rich
in the title role. In 1936, Columbia Pictures made a film adaptation with Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
as Harriet Craig.[4] The 1950 film Harriet Craig, featuring Joan Crawford, was also based on the play. A radio adaptation was produced by Cecil B. deMille
Cecil B. deMille
on the Lux Radio Theatre in Hollywood in 1936. It featured Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
and Herbert Marshall. A radio adaptation was produced by Orson Welles' Campbell Playhouse on CBS Radio, airing on March 10, 1940, and featuring Welles as Walter Craig, and Ann Harding
Ann Harding
as Harriet Craig. References[edit]

^ Awards for Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
(play) at Internet Broadway Database ^ Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
Broadway playbillvault.com, accessed December 21, 2015 ^ Fischer, Heinz-D. (ed.). Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Drama: Discussions, Decisions and Documents, Walter de Gruyter, 2008, ISBN 3598441207, p. 6 ^ "'Craig's Wife' Overview, 1936" New York Times, accessed December 22, 2015

External links[edit]

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Craig's Wife
Craig's Wife
at the Internet Broadway Database "Craig's Wife" (1936) on Lux Radio Theatre, with Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
and Herbert Marshall (youtube.com) "Craig's Wife" (March 10, 1940) on The Campbell Playhouse, with Orson Welles and Ann Harding
Ann Harding
(Internet Archive) 1952 Best Plays radio adaptation at Internet Archive

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