Charles Hanover Gresham is a broken-down old actor whose bar tab is so steep the bartender won't even serve him another drink. Gresham learns that the playwright, Wayne Campbell, is auditioning actors for a new play. He begs Campbell for a part, but his old colleague has no use for this unreliable has-been. Gresham resorts to blackmail. Since Campbell won't give him a part, he demands an "annuity" or he'll reveal Campbell's secret past. Campbell has another idea.
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Many scenes are set in Sardi's, the famous restaurant in the theatre district of New York which has its walls adorned with caricatures of celebrities. See more
Jerry the Bartender
[to a customer
Hello, Jerry. How fresh and dewy you look.