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Two noted British actresses will duel in "Duel of Angels," a comedy drama with will open at the Huntington Hartford Theater in Hollywood on July 12.
Vivien Leigh and Mary Ure will co-star in the play by Jean Giradoux, which has been rendered into English by Christopher Fry. These are the two who starred in the production in London and on Broadway.
The play by Jean Giradoux, rendered into English by Christopher Fry, depicts a struggle between Puritan and libertine, represented by Miss Ure and Miss Leigh.
Blonde Mary Ure plays the ostentatiously moralistic wife of a smug judge, and Vivien Leigh is the dark and mysterious symbol of the worldly, sensual, promiscuous woman. Because Ure looks down upon Leigh, the latter sets a trap and convinces the virtuous woman that she has been unfaithful to her husband.
The duel then begins in earnest, in a comedy drama which portrays the struggle with wit and wisdom, according to critics in London and New York.
This tour is Vivien Leigh's first appearance on an American stage in eight years. She is most widely known here for her screen heroines. as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Her co-star, Mary Ure, is most widely known for her role in the movie, "Look Back in Anger."
Robert Helpman, who directed the movie, "The Red Shoes," is director of "Duel of Angels." Costumes were designed by Christian Dior. The supporting cast features Peter Wyngard, John Werrivale and Alan MecNaughtan. The play will run at the Huntington Hartford for four weeks, with evening curtain at 8:40, and Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:40.