“Sweet Peter” performed by Cyril Ritchard (General Howe), Robert Sterling (Copeland), and Chorus
DEAREST ENEMY (Rodgers and Hart)
Dearest Enemy, in a 1955 television adaptation produced and directed by Max Liebman. Dearest Enemy, which opened on Broadway in 1925, was the team’s first hit book musical. It received a rave review in The New York Times, not just for its music but for the “richly colored design of the plot,” which takes place in New York City during the Revolutionary War. This production stars the Hollywood and stage actress Anne Jeffreys and her husband Robert Sterling. In the character roles of the older romantic couple are the wonderful comic actors Cyril Ritchard and Cornelia Otis Skinner who, between them, chalked up nearly 100 years of stage and screen experience!
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