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Issue Details: First known date: 1944... 1944 Mischief in the Air : A Comedy Thriller
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The action takes place in a studio audition-room [...] The story concerns Larry Carlson, Australian soldier, and Clay Tuttle, an American serviceman, who meet in Finschhafen, New Guinea. When both are invalided out of the Army, they meet again in Sydney, and it is then that their plans of acquiring a radio station are realised. The success of this venture depends entirely on interesting two wealthy sponsors. An audition is duly arranged, and Mr. McGuinnis is present, while Mr. Mandelberg listens-in at home. But Mr McGuinnis rather complicates things by falling out of his chair, dead. It is then that things begin to happen.'

Source: 'Thriller by Local Dramatist', Australian Women's Weekly, 5 August 1944, p.15.


Characters

CLARENCE PARSONS a radio actor

MURIEL PARSONS his wife

ARNOLD VICKERY studio supervisor

FERN SUTTON

CLAY TUTTLE

LARRY CARLSON general manager

CHARLES MCGINNIS a visitor

MRS. JANET VAN LEYDEN

JOSEPH MANDELBERG a businessman

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Sound recording available

Production Details

  • First produced by J. C. Williamson at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, June 1944.

    Cast members included Aileen Britton, John McCallum, John O'Malley, Edward Howell, Edward Finn, Enid Lorimer, Clive Coppard, and Robert Crome.

    Production by John Aiden.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1944
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      Description: Typescript (carbon copy).
      (Manuscript) assertion

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: Hanger Collection
      Local Id: H0029A-E
      Note:
      Fryer Library has several Manuscript copies, with varying sub-titles.
First known date: 1944
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