Craig's Wife

Craig's Wife

Craig's Wife
Written by George Kelly
Characters Billy Birkmire
Mrs. Craig
Mrs. Frazier
Eugene Fredericks
Ethel Landreth
Joseph Catelle
Miss Austen
Walter Craig
Mrs. Harold
Date premiered October 12, 1925
Place premiered Morosco Theatre
New York City, New York
Original language English
Genre Drama
Setting The Reception Room at the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Craig

Craig's Wife is a 1925 play written by American Monaco Grace Kelly. It won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.[1] It was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1925-1926. Harriet Craig was played by Chrystal Herne.

There have been at least three movies based on the play. The 1928 silent version was directed by William C. deMille, Cecil's brother, and starred Irene Rich in the title role. In 1936, Columbia Pictures made a successful film adaptation with Rosalind Russell in the lead. The 1950 film Harriet Craig, featuring Joan Crawford, was also based on the play. A radio adaptation was produced by Orson Welles' Campbell Playhouse on CBS Radio, airing on March 10, 1940, and featuring Welles as Walter Craig, and Ann Harding as Harriet Craig.


  1. ^ (play)Craig's WifeAwards for at Internet Broadway Database

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