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Thirty-Minute Theatre
The short story by W. W. Jacobs dramatised by Lionel Brown
Storyteller, Douglas Storm
Produced by David H. Godfrey
(Geoffrey Matthews is in A Majority of One ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
Arthur has lost his girl and has threatened to drown himself in an attempt to force her to return. Fred, the mate of the schooner Starfish, has a better idea. What about a mock drowning and a last-minute rescue?


Story By: W. W. Jacobs
Dramatised By: Lionel Brown
Unknown: Douglas Storm
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Arthur Heard: Bill Horsley
Fred Dix: Geoffrey Matthews
Mr Smith: Malcolm Hayes
Mrs Smith: Thea Holme
Emma Smith: Myrtle Reed
Joe Smith: Nicholas Edmett

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