The play received overall lukewarm reviews from NY drama critics, but became popular with older theatre-going audiences, some who felt they were able to relate to the subject matter, and wanted to see the legendary Henry Fonda live on stage. It ran on Broadway for close to a year.
Touring companies revived the play a number of times during the sixties and early seventies with various aging actors in the lead role, and it was adapted and updated into a 1969 film starring David Janssen as the father, with Kim Darby and Carl Reiner.
Thanks to John Wendler
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