Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1913 novel by Earl Derr Biggers. A bestseller, it was adapted by George M. Cohan into a play, which in turn was adapted several times for film, radio and TV.[1][2][3]

The plot of the novel differs from the play in many respects.[4]

The setting was based on the real Baldpate Mountain.[5] An American hotel inspired by that name, The Baldpate Inn, opened in 1918.


The play adapted by George M. Cohan in 1913 was subsequently filmed and broadcast on radio and TV several times:

Radio adaptations:

Television adaptations were made in 1946 and 1961.


  1., Laura Sorsensen (23 January 2014). "Keeper of the Keys to Old Broadway:Geroge M. Cohan's Seven Keys to Baldpate (1913) - 2nd Story Theatre".
  2. League, The Broadway. "Seven Keys to Baldpate – Broadway Show – Play - IBDB".
  3. "Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) - Willaim Hamilton, Edward Killy - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. Kim Newman, "BALDPATE: The Long Road to the HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS", Video Watchdog Edition 181 Jan-Feb 2016
  5. ""SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE."". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 23 March 1918. p. 12. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. Pitts, Michael R. (28 April 2015). "RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929–1956". McFarland via Google Books.
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