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Broadway production of An African Millionaire

Location: the Princess Theater, New York

Time: eight performances starting 4/4-1904

Adaptation by   Frederick W. Sidney

 

Cast:

J. Palmer Collins      

J.M. Colville................Sir Charles Vandrift    

Minnie Dupree.............Mrs Richard Brazon    

Bertram Godfrey      

John E. Gray ...............inspector of Police     

Rapley Holmes      

Maude Knowlton........Lady Amelia van Drift     

Henry J. Lillford.......... Chief of Police     

Tully Marshall.............Jepson      

Grace Merritt. ............Isabel Wentworth     

Sherman Ramsay.........Waiter      

Marie Rawson ............ Indiana Hord    

H. Reeves-Smith .........Colonel Clay    

Henry Rich ..................The Duke of Oakshire     

Harry St. Maur      

George Henry Trader      

Beresford Webb      

Cyril Young  

 

New York Times April 5 1904: «An African Millionaire» Play found on Grant Allen's Stories Fails to Thrill

"If you can't be a bell cow, fall in behind," sang one of that noble band of poets, who are ever seeking to enlighten humanity and lift the burden from suffering mortals. It must have been rememberance of that sage advice that inspired Fred C. Whitney, theatrical manager, when he conceived and executed the direful idea of perpetrating «An African Millionaire» on an unsuspecting New York public.

Click here to read the whole review

 

BBC Radio show of an African Millionaire

 

Broadcast dates

00/01/08 episode 1 Mexican Seer

00/01/09 episode 2 Diamond Links

00/01/15 episode 3 Tyrolean Castle

00/01/16 episode 4 Arrest of Colonel Clay

00/11/13 episode 5 German Professor

00/11/14 episode 6 Scottish Retreat

00/11/15 episode 7 Old MAster

00/11/16 episode 8 Japanned Dispatch Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woman Who Did Free Audio Book

Grant Allen's most famous novel about the independent Hermenia Barton is also available as audio books.

There is a free audiobook from librivox.org and another payed version published by Assembled Stories.

Download the Assembled Stories version for £ 4.99 from their website or . . .

listen to the free audiobook here

 

 

"The Great Ruby Robbery" Free Audio Book

Grant Allen's detective story published in Strand Magazine September 1892 is available as a free audio book from Librivox.org. Listen to it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Miss Cayley's Adventures" Free Audio Book

Grant Allen wrote one of the first novels to feature a female detective. Librivox.org is currently publishing a free audiobook of Miss Cayley's Adventure by Grant Allen. Only the first part has been finished and you can listen to it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Type Writer Girl" Free Audio Book

Writing under the pseudonym Olive Pratt Raynor, Grant Allen published this novel in 1897 about Juliet Appleton, a Girton graduate, who must earn her living as a secretary. Librivox has just finished a free audiobook of the book. Listen to it here