The Late Christopher Bean
by Emlyn Williams; producer T Lawson Barrett
The Late Christopher Bean is a comedy drama adapted from Prenez Garde à la Peinture by René Fauchois, adapted into an English version by Emlyn Williams in 1933. The play depicts the effect on a respectable but not well-off family of the discovery that paintings bequeathed to them by a neglected artist are now highly regarded and very valuable. The ensuing outbreak of avarice affects most of the household, but the family's maid, Gwenny, remains uncorrupted and virtue is finally triumphant.