Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

This is a sketch with a patriotic motive, showing how an old Jew, when tempted by a friend to help make a ‘corner in bacon' refuses this chance of making a huge fortune he finds out in the nick of time that his tempter, though posing as an Englishman, is really a German: moreover his own son, of whom he is extremely proud, is a soldier who has lately been wounded and has been recommended for the military cross. He wavers for a while when he finds that this son is in love with the niece of his tempter, who threatens revenge by breaking off the proposed match. Luckily, however, it turns out that the man’s pretended relationship is as fraudulent as is his assumed nationality: so in the end the worthy old Jew has no compunction about getting him sent to an internment camp, after breaking his ‘corner in bacon’. Recommended for license. Ernest A. Bendall.

Licensed On: 27 Mar 1917

License Number: 878

British Library Reference: LCP1917/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66162 M


2 Apr 1917 Hippodrome, RotherhitheUnknown Licensed Performance