Lyrics by Lorenz
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by Charles B. Cochran
Book by Ronald Jeans
Directed by Max Rivers
Starring: Jessie Matthews, Douglas
Byng Lance Lister, Richard Dolman
It ran for 237 performances.
Matthews on Dick and Larry
One day, Cochran introduced me to the composer of the
songs, Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart, the lyric writer, a tiny little man
who rubbed his hands together constantly and always smoked a big cigar.
He said they had a new song [My Heart Sttod Still
, and asked Dick to play it. Then he said, "Jessie, you try it." So I sang
the song, and he said he liked it. "But we've got to have a verse," he said.
"Where's the verse?" And Larry Hart, who was sitting there with his hat
on the back of his head and the inevitable cigar sticking out of his mouth,
rushed over, and said "Verse, verse, you wanna verse?" He pulled an envelope
out of his pocket and scribbled on it. "How's this?" he said, putting it
into my hands. "How d'ya like this, babe? Think you can read my writing?
" We never altered one word of it