Secrets (1922 play)

Secrets is a 1922 play by Rudolf Besier and May Edginton.

The play first opened in London at the Comedy Theatre on September 7, 1922, starring Fay Compton and Leon Quartermaine.[1][2]

Secrets opened in New York at the Fulton Theatre on December 25, 1922, and ran through May 1923, for 168 performances.[3][4]

The play was also adapted for films released in 1924 and 1933.

London cast (partial)

Produced by John Eugene Vedrenne

Broadway cast (partial)

Directed by Sam Forrest and produced by Sam H. Harris

  • Margaret Lawrence as Lady Carlton
  • Barbara Allen as Lady Lessington
  • Mrs. Edmund Gurney as Mrs. Marlowe
  • Orlando Daly as William Marlowe
  • Tom Nesbit as John Carlton
  • Allan Jenkins as Briggs
  • Beatrice Kay as Blanche[3]


  1. (13 August 1922). The London Stage, The New York Times
  2. (8 October 1922). London Notes, The New York Times
  3. Corbin, John (26 December 1922). The Play, The New York Times
  4. Bordman, Gerald. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama 1914-1930, p. 198 (1995)("The play's five-month run silenced pundits who sneered that Broadway would never accept so gentle, undramatic an evening.")
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