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by Walter Besant and James Rice
Dramatised for broadcasting in ten parts by Howard Agg
3—' The New Guardian '
Cast in order of speaking:
Music selected by Cynthia Pughe
Production by Val Gielgud and Audrey Cameron
Mr. Gilead P. Beck has told the guests at Mrs. Cassilis's dinner party how he found the Golden Butterfly and of the luck it has brought him. From having
been—as he picturesquely terms it — ' a ragged Yankee,' he is now one of the wealthiest men in the world. He owes this to his treasured luck-bringer, which is installed in a glass box with the inscription ' If this Golden Butterfly fall and break, Farewell the Luck of Gilead P. Beck.'
He is anxious to do good with his money, and wishes especially to reward the Hon. Ronald Dunquerque, who had saved his life when he was still a poor man. Gabriel Cassilis advises him not to indulge in any large, philanthropic gestures as yet, and offers to handle his financial affairs for him-an offer which is gratefully accepted.


Unknown: Walter Besant
Unknown: James Rice
Unknown: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Val Gielgud
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Mr. Gilead P. Beck
Joseph Jagenal: Norman Shelley
Phillis Fleming: Prunella Scales
Antoinette: Cecile Chevreau
Ronald Dunquerque: Geoffrey Matthews
Cornelius Jagenal: Godfrey Kenton
Humphrey Jagenal: Jeffrey Segal
Lawrence Colquhoun: Patrick Waddington

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