Betty Hutton starred, less successfully, in the film version of the play. Here is a brief clip from that film:
You can watch the entire film here
The role of Georgina ("Georgie") Allerton has been described as "one of the most demanding roles ever written ... [with] innumerable costume changes, six-hundred cues, and there are only sixty seconds in each act when the character is not on stage" (The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre 1900-1975). It is, according to one reviewer, "a part that pales Hamlet's into polite insignificance".
Twenty-two year-old debutante Georgie is the owner of a small unsuccessful bookstore. She also writes unpublishable novels. She has an overactive imagination and regularly escapes reality by means of her romantic daydreams about three men in her life, which are acted out on stage in typically Expressionist style ... a wonderful way of getting into the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters! It's mindfulness on stage!
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