was pleased with the stage production, though she thought the male lead, Owen Nares
, was not exactly right for the part. She loved the performances of the women, especially that of Celia Johnson
Forster, Margaret. Daphne du Maurier. Chatto and Windus, 1993.
and Owen Nares
played the leading roles, and Smith's friend Phyllis Morris
first made her mark as a character actress.
Short, Ernest. Theatrical Cavalcade. Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1942.
Wynne-Tyson, Jon. Finding the Words: A Publishing Life. Michael Russell, 2004.
A few months later, in January 1936, another production opened at...