The Actor´s Workbook:A Practical Guide to Training, Rehearsing and Devising + Video. 1. Auflage Alex Clifton
Duffy´s Tavern was a radio comedy series featuring tavern manager Archie, his get-rich-quick schemes, and his well-known guest stars. The familiar opening song ´´When Irish Eyes Are Smiling´´ is interrupted by the ring of a telephone and actor Ed Gardner´s New Yorkese accent as he answered, ´´Hello, Duffy´s Tavern, where the elite meet to eat. Archie the manager speakin´. Duffy ain´t here - oh, hello, Duffy.´´ Duffy´s Tavern, first heard in 1940, was co-created and written by Ed Gardner, who played Archie, the manager of Duffy´s Tavern, which was a flea-infested dive in New York City. Archie´s abuse of the English language quickly became a favorite feature of the show. Regulars on the show included Duffy´s man-hungry daughter Miss Duffy; Clifton Finnegan, the classic village idiot, played by Charlie Cantor; Eddie the waiter, played by Eddie Green; and Clancy the cop, played by Alan Reed. Duffy himself was never heard on the show; he was an absentee owner who left the daily operations to Archie. Archie was always trying to get rich quick, and his harmless schemes often involved weekly guests who were well-known stars, including Shelley Winters and Vincent Price. Some of radio´s sharpest comedy was penned for Duffy´s Tavern by top Broadway and TV veterans, including Abe Burrows, Larry Marks, Larry Gelbart, and Dick Martin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Gardner, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009266/bk_blak_009266_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Duffy´s Tavern, an American radio situation comedy which ran for ten years, often featured top-name stage and film guest stars but always hooked those around the misadventures, get-rich-quick-scheming, and romantic missteps of the title establishment´s malaprop-prone, metaphor-mixing manager, Archie, played by the writer/actor who co-created the show, Ed Gardner. In the show´s familiar opening, ´´When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,´´ either solo on an old-sounding piano or by a larger orchestra, was interrupted by the ring of a telephone and Gardner´s New Yorkese accent as he answered, ´´Duffy´s Tavern, where the elite meet to eat. Archie the manager speakin´. Duffy ain´t here ´´oh, hello, Duffy.´´ Duffy, the owner, was never heard (or seen, when a film based on the show was made in 1945 or when a bid to bring the show to television was tried in 1954). But Archie always was bantering with Duffy´s man-crazy daughter, Miss Duffy (played by several actresses, beginning with Gardner´s real-life first wife, Shirley Booth); with Eddie, the waiter/janitor (Eddie Green); and, especially, with Clifton Finnegan (Charlie Cantor), a likeable soul with several screws loose and a knack for falling for every other salesman´s scam. 16 Half-Hour Episodes: The Pilot Episode Auditioning Cast Members Guest Star: Clifton Fadiman Guest Star: Dinah Shore Archie´s Taxes Guest Star: Dennis Day Guest Star: Charles Coburn Audit Trouble Archie Takes Up Reading Guest Star: Joan Bennett Guest Stars: Minerva Pious & John Anthony Miss Duffy´s Coming Out Party Archie Has Three Days to Live Schoolmate Visits Archie Wants to Patent Electricity Guest Star: Shelly Winters Digitally remastered from the original on-air recordings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003204/bk_acx0_003204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.