Jupiter Laughs

Jupiter Laughs is A. J. Cronin's 1940 play in three acts about a doctor and his love interest, who hopes to become a medical missionary. The play was first staged in Glasgow at the King's Theatre and starred Henry Longhurst, Catherine Lacey and James Mason.[1] In September 1940, it opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre and starred Alexander Knox and Jessica Tandy.[2] Film adaptations include Shining Victory, with James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald, and Ich suche Dich ("I Seek You") with O.W. Fischer and Anouk Aimée.[3]

Jupiter Laughs
Written byA. J. Cronin
Date premieredMarch 4, 1940 (1940-03-04)[1]
Place premieredKing's Theatre, Glasgow
Jupiter Laughs
AuthorA. J. Cronin
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherGollancz (UK)
Little, Brown (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)


  1. "Dr Cronin's First Play - "Jupiter Laughs" at the King's: James Mason's Fine Performance". The Glasgow Herald. 5 March 1940. p. 8. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. "Jupiter Laughs: Biltmore Theatre". IBDB. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film (reprint ed.). Walter de Gruyter. p. 99. ISBN 9783110951943. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
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