Stop Thief (program advertisement)
Cast: Etta Valentine (Joan Carr); Gertie Kicker (Mrs. Carr); Juanita Huntley (Caroline Carr); Ruth Taylor (Madge Carr); Georgia Jesseph (Nell); William Boyd (William Carr); George Ingraham (James Cluney); Joseph McDowell (Mr. Jamison); Robert Hooper (Rev. Mr. Spelvin); John Reisinger (Dr. Willoughby); Cameron Sherwood (Jack Doogan); Alan Croup (Joe Thompson, a detective); Lloyd Weir (Sergeant of Police); Darwin Bennett (Police Officer O'Malley); Chester Lesh (Police Officer Clancey); Narbonne Berkeley (Police Officer O'Brien); Dwight Holbrook (A Chauffeur) Business Manager: Jack J. Gurian; Stage Manager: Russell Ackey; Property Man: Miller Cowling Synopsis: It is the wedding day of Madge Carr and Mr. Cluney. The new lady's maid in the Carr home proves to be a thief, and gets her partner, Jack Doogan, there, to steal the wedding presents. They disappear rapidly or are found in strange places. Mr. Carr is accused by his wife of being a kleptomaniac again, for he had been one in the past. Doogan enters the home disguised as a detective and friend. Finally the real thieves are discovered, but are forgiven on their promise to go straight. The play ends with the marriage of Doogan and Nell, Joan Carr and the Doctor, and Madge Carr and Mr. Cluney. Although the synopsis sounds rather serious, as if it had a moral attached, the play is really remarkably funny, with many comical situations.
Miss Dorothy M. Gardiner
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"Stop Thief (program advertisement) - 1920-1921" (2016). Harper Joy Theatre. 84.
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