The Two Mrs. Carrolls

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The Two Mrs. Carrolls is a 1935 play by Martin Vale, the pen-name of Marguerite Veiller (1883-1969) [1], widow of writer and director Bayard Veiller.

Translations and adaptations

The 1947 film by Warner Bros based on the play starred Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, and Alexis Smith, directed by Peter Godfrey [2]. The screenplay was written by Thomas Job [3].

The play was translated into Afrikaans by Ignatius Mocke entitled Gevaarlike Huwelik.

Performance history in South Africa

193*: Performed in Bloemfontein during the 1930s, starring Aubrey Gallow.

1935: Gevaarlike Huwelik was performed by the André Huguenet Company in 1935, with Paula Styger and Lydia Lindeque.

1937: Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society at the Little Theatre in December, directed by George Vollaire.


The South African Theatre, Music and Dance, 1(1), 1939.

Helikon, 2(9):10.

Geleende Vere programme notes.

Inskip, 1972. p.122.

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