Port O'London

A play in three acts by George W. Oliver. Opened at Daly's Theatre, New York City, February 9, 1926, and lasted 24 performances. Produced by W. Herbert Adams, directed and staged by Thompson Buchanan.

Cast of characters

Harriet Pook Alison Skipworth
Erb Pook Walter Kingsford
Kitty Pook Betty Linley
Officer Frank Horton
Alf Tibetts Alf Helton
Anthony Pook Basil Rathbone
Captain Smithers James C. Carroll
Mamie Joan Lowell
Mrs. Higgins Alice John
Charlie Fix Paul Porter
Ling Daniel Wolf
May Suzanne Bennett
Teddy Casbourne Frank Horton
Daisy Dorothy Fletcher
Bill Wilshire George Thorpe
Act I Erb Pook's home on the Dockside, Shadwell, London

Act II Sitting Room of Mrs. Higgins' Rooming House.

Act III A Doss House in the Limehouse District.


"Anthony Pook, an impoverished artist of the London dockside, marries Mamie Smithers, the half-caste daughter of a sea captain, to save her from a brutal father. Mamie, not quite bright, wanders away from Pook's home into the Limehouse district. Pook finds her, but meantime she has recovered her wits, does not recognize him, and runs away with a sailor."
[from The Best Plays of 1925-26, ed. by Burns Mantle (Dodd, Mead and Co., 1926), page 551.]


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