PHOTO CALL: Something's Funny, Mr. Goldwyn: Plummer, Saks and Granger

News   PHOTO CALL: Something's Funny, Mr. Goldwyn: Plummer, Saks and Granger

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Film legend Christopher Plummer was among the guests attending the March 13 opening night of Mr. Goldwyn at the Promenade Theatre. Gene Saks (center), who directed the play, shares a laugh with Farley Granger, who was hand-picked by Goldwyn's studio to star in "The North Star," his first picture.

Mr. Goldwyn, by Marsha Lebby and John Lollos, takes place in film mogul Goldwyn's Hollywood office in 1952 when Goldwyn had only a few hit movies left in him. He had already produced "Wuthering Heights," "Little Foxes," "Stella Dallas," "Pride of the Yankees" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," when his career declined by the end of the 1950's. Today, he is also remembered for his Goldwynisms - malaprops like "A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on" and "In two words: im-possible." Gene Saks, famed for Neil Simon's works, directs.

— By Christine Ehren