Paul Muni as Matthew Harrison Brady

Lawrence and Lee said of Muni:
" One day Muni took us aside, and said, 'Boys, I didn't do this play because I want to see my name in lights. I've had that. I didn't do it because I needed the money or wanted to show off.' Then his voice became soft. 'I did it because I liked the words.' Cane any playwrights ever hope for higher hosannas? Needless to say, we are two very happy writers. For seeing Muni is an experience. Working with Muni is a delight. Knowing Muni is an inspiration "(11).

from 1955 playbill

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