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Arthur Carter


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Number, The

Number, The

Sylvia, feeling unloved, leaves her husband. To support herself and her little girl, she accepts a job in Maury's number and horse-betting office, where she is soon promoted. Though it is against the rules to go out with anyone doing business with the office, Sylvia falls in love with Dominic Spizzilini, a bookie. They are seen together, and this is reported to Maury. On the heels of this Maury learns that Dominic has come in with the number for the day, worth $5,000. Maury is convinced Dominic is using Sylvia to cheat him. Dominic goes into hiding in Sylvia's home; while Sylvia attempts to persuade Maury that she and Dominic are innocent. In a brutal interrogation Sylvia learns that the preceding year Dominic used another clerk to cheat for him. By a ruse Dominic makes Maury responsible for his safety, only to be shot down a few minutes later by Maury's hoodlums, who are unaware that in killing Dominic they have involved Maury. Sylvia is left crushed and disillusioned


1st Produced:
Biltmore Theatre, New York    30 Oct 1951


1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -


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Male:  4            Female:  7            Other:  -

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