Duel of Angels

Helen Hayes Theatre / New York City / April 19, 1960

(starring Vivian Leigh, Mary Ure / 51 performances)

Duel of Angels opened April 19, 1960 and ran through June 1, 1960 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

from Hellfire Hall:

REVIEW: Duel of Angels
Presented by H.M. Tennent Limited and L.O.P. Limited.
British Tour 1958/59
Opened: Apollo Theatre, London, April 24, 1958
Helen Hayes Theatre, New York, April 19, 1960.
American Tour 1960 (selected theatres): Helen Hayes Theatre, New York, followed by a tour in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Washington D.C.


Peter as Count Marcellus and Vivien Leigh as Paola                      Professional seducer – Count Marcellus, chats up a flower girl

Duel of Angels by Jean Giraudoux, was another theatrical skirmish between the sexes that seemed so popular throughout the late Fifties and Sixties.
On this occasion, however, it lined up firmly on the side of woman, and pours destructive barrages of scorn of the disparaging moral standards of men.

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