The Tunnel of Love by Peter DeVries

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Joseph Fields and Peter de Vries, adapted from the novel by Mr. de Vries

Characters: 2 male, 4 female

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Tom Ewell played the Broadway part of a suburban husband in a 5 year childless marriage. He and his wife decide to adopt a baby, but a loud mouth neighbor upsets the apple cart when the adoption investigator comes to call. However, not to be outdone, Ewell finds himself in the clutches of the investigator, who has suddenly turned color. Later she announces that she is pregnant and is going off to have the baby. She will see that the man and his wife receive the child in due time through the agency. Shortly after the baby arrives, however, the wife learns of the matter and starts packing to go home to Mother. But it turns out that the adopted baby was not fathered by the husband, and also that the wife is now herself pregnant; and matters are mended.

"It offers laugh after laugh." N.Y. World Telegram & Sun.


About Peter DeVries

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Peter de Vries was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1910. He graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1931. From 1938-1944, he was an editor for Poetry magazine in Chicago. He left to join the editorial staff of The New Yorker. His first novel, But Who Wakes the Bugler?, was published in 1940 and illustrated by the cartoonist Charles Addams. His other works include No But I Saw the Movie, Comfort Me with Apples, The Tents of Wickedness, The Blood of the Lamb, Madder Music, and Slouching Towards Kalamazoo. Two of his books, The Tunnel of Love and Reuben, Reuben were adapted as films, as was one short story, Witch's Milk, which was retitled Pete 'n' Tilly for its 1972 film. He died on September 28, 1993.
Published February 25, 1982 by Penguin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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