The American Way (1939)

By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

A dramatic epic story of assimilation, patriotism and prejudice in America. A German immigrant named Martin Gunther comes to America at the turn of the century, moves to the Midwest where he thrives as a furniture manufacturer and raises a family. Soon, WWI intervenes and he loses one son in the war; when a local pro-Nazi occurs in his town on the eve of the Second World War, Gunther loses his life for his principles. Kaufman and Hart's most serious play, The American Way galvanized audiences at the large Century Theater in Rockefeller Center in the last days of the 1930s; it starred Frederic March as the leading character.

34 men, 20 women; many sets
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