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The curious savage : comedy in three acts

Author: John Patrick
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dramatists Play Service, [1951] ©1951
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : Acting editionView all editions and formats
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"Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy plays
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Patrick, John, 1905-1995.
Curious savage.
[New York] Dramatists Play Service [1951]
(OCoLC)1019806875
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Patrick
OCLC Number: 1163861
Description: 78 pages : frontispiece ; 19 cm
Responsibility: by John Patrick.

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"Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase"--Publisher's description.

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