The Man Who Changed His Name (play)

The Man Who Changed His Name is a mystery play by the British writer Edgar Wallace, which was first staged in 1928. A young woman begins to suspect that her wealthy, respectable husband may be an escaped Canadian murderer.[1]

The Man Who Changed His Name
Written byEdgar Wallace
Date premiered14 March 1928
Place premieredApollo Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish
GenreMystery

Its initial run lasted for 77 performances at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. The original cast included James Raglan, Hartley Power and Dorothy Dickson.[2]

AdaptionsEdit

The play was the basis for three film adaptations. A British silent film The Man Who Changed His Name (1928) directed by A.V. Bramble and a British sound film The Man Who Changed His Name (1934) directed by Henry Edwards. In 1933 Mario Camerini directed an Italian version Giallo starring Assia Noris.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kabatchnik p. 172
  2. ^ Wearing p.577

BibliographyEdit

  • Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery and Detection. Scarecrow Press, 2010.