The Better 'Ole in America
The American stage rights to "The Better 'Ole" were acquired by the American actor-producer Charles D Coburn, who purchased them from the British producer Charles B Cochran in 1918. Coburn was more well-known for his Shakespearian roles.
At the end of 1918 Charles Coburn arranged for a number of touring companies to take "The Better 'Ole" to major cities throughout America. Click on the links below to read more about the different productions.
Boston Company (Edmund Gurney)
Toronto Company (James K Hackett)
Philadelphia Company (Maclyn Arbuckle)
Chicago Company (Dewolf Hopper)