The Human Touch

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The Human Touch
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Written by Dudley Leslie
J. Lee Thompson
Date premiered17 May 1948
Place premiered Liverpool Playhouse
Original languageEnglish
GenreDrama

The Human Touch is a play by Dudley Leslie and J. Lee Thompson.

After premiering at the Liverpool Playhouse in May 1948, it later had a West End run of 113 performances at the Savoy Theatre between February and June 1949. The cast included Alec Guinness, John Gregson, John Laurie, Milton Rosmer, Kynaston Reeves, Sophie Stewart and Adrienne Corri. Guinness starred as a doctor who pioneers the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic during operations, but meets with huge resistance from established medical figures. [1]

Variety called it "an interesting study". [2]

A TV version with James Donald was shot at Elstree in 1952. [3]

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References

  1. Wearing p.424
  2. Review of play from March 1949 at Variety
  3. "TV AIDS BRITISH FILM INDUSTRY". The Central Queensland Herald . 21, (1203). Queensland, Australia. 1 May 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 22 August 2020 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)

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