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Samuel French edition, 1923

The Dover Road is a 1921 comedy play by the British writer A. A. Milne.[1]



Leonard and Anne drive along the lovers' road to Dover, intending to embark for Calais and go to Paris. The car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel, which turns out to be a residence with servants, owned by a Mr. Latimer. They are told they cannot leave for seven days so that they can see if a marriage between them will work. The next day, Anne begins to notice things about Leonard that she ignored before. Another couple in the house are about to leave after seven days—Leonard's wife Eusiasia and her lover Nicholas.


In 1934 the play was adapted into an American film, Where Sinners Meet, directed by J. Walter Ruben and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook.[2] The film's working title was The Dover Road.[3]


  1. ^ Nicoll, Alardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930: The Beginnings of the Modern Period. Cambridge University Press, 1973, p.430
  2. ^ Capitol Perth Daily News, 9 February 1935, p.7, at Trove
  3. ^ "Where Sinners Meet: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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