Passed | | Comedy, Romance
A Paris troupe puts on outlandish performances for a celebrated eighteenth-century British actor in order to convince him of their talents; the arrival of a countess complicates the plot.
The play opened in London, England, UK on 18 May 1937. It later opened on Broadway in New York City at the Martin Beck Theatre (Al Hirschfeld Theatre since 2003), 302 W. 45th St., on October 17, 1939 and ran for 105 performances.
Innkeeper of Adam and Eve:
You can trust the waiters with everything except wine, and actors are supposed to be worse than waiters.
Early in the movie the road sign gives the distance to Paris in kilometres. In addition, when the wheelwright begins knocking the spokes out of the carriage wheel, he says of them "Wouldn't last another kilometre". The movie takes place in the 1750's; the metric system was introduced in 1799 after the French Revolution.
Rather than saying "Screenplay by Ernest Vajda", the credits read "A Play for the Screen by Ernest Vajda".