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Hello !! Charley. Partition de l'édition originale anglaise (1903)






Hello !! Charley. Affiche originale anglaise (1903)





Hello !! Charley. "The Earl and the girl"partition complète originale (1903)


Dessin Dudley Hardy (1867-1922)




Hello !! Charley. Air détaché : Valse des Hespérides (27 x 35 cm)


Dessin Roger de Valerio (1886-1951)



Coll. Jacques Gana

Hello !! Charley. Encart publicitaire


Extr. de : Le Matin, 02.04.1919



BNF Gallica

Hello !! Charley. Encart publicitaire ("La nuit d'ivresse")


Extr. de : Le Matin, 25.05.1919



BNF Gallica


Hello !! Charley

ou La Nuit d'ivresse
(trad. de The Earl and the girl [Le Comte et la fille])
  comédie musicale en 2 actes
Texte HICKS (Seymour) (Livret)
GREENBANK (Percy) (Lyrics)
FLERS (Pierre-Louis) (Adaptation française)
Musique CARYLL (Ivan)
DAREWSKI (Hermann) (Airs additionnels)
SCOTTO (Vincent) (Airs additionnels)
MURPHY (Clarence Wainwright) (Airs additionnels)
WHITING (Richard Armstrong) (Airs additionnels)
SPENCER (Herbert) (Airs additionnels)
Création mondiale (VO) Londres (Grande-Bretagne) Adelphi   10/12/1903
Représentations à Paris jusqu'en 1944 25 jours
Apollo 03/04/1919 - 27/04/1919 25 Création
Distribution à la création
Mme DORNY (Thérèse)
Mme AMY (Rose)
M. VILBERT (Henri)
Mme YMA (Yvonne)
Mme ALVAR (Andrée)
Mme BARON (Liliane)
M. FAIVRE (Paul)
M. OUDART (Félix)
Mme PAÏVA (Mona)
Mme DARTOIS (Paulette)
M. MERLY (Jean de)

Les seules partitions éditées en France furent celles des airs additionnels, par des auteurs et compositeurs divers.
L'air de Vincent Scotto a été composé en 1919, spécialement pour la version française.
Les airs additionnels de compositeurs anglo-saxons ne figurant pas dans la partition originale anglaise de 1903, ils ont sans doute été ajoutés par les adaptateurs français.

Résumé de la pièce

× Act I
The Hon. Crewe Boodel believes himself to be the heir to the earldom of Hole. He and a party of his friends are on their way to a fancy dress ball at Hole Hall, but their vehicle breaks down, and they take refuge in a country inn, the Fallowfield Arms. Jim Cheese, the owner of a troupe of performing dogs, and his coster sweetheart, Liza Shoddam, have walked from London to attend the local fair. They are at first mistaken by Boodel's party for two more guests for the fancy dress party. Jim and Liza are in debt to the landlord of the inn, who threatens to turn them out or have them arrested.

The real heir to the Hole property is Dick Wargrave, a friend of Boodel's. He has eloped from Paris with a schoolgirl, Elphin Haye, who is an American heiress masquerading as a penniless orphan. They arrive at the inn, preceded by four people who are in pursuit of them. A. Bunker Bliss is after Dick for eloping with his niece, and, being a good republican, Bliss is not impressed by Dick's earldom. Mrs. Shimmering Black is after Dick because the Earl of Hole has jilted her daughter (in fact it is Boodel who has done so). Mr. Talk and Mr. Downham are both lawyers; the first is English and the second American. They are both in search of the missing heir and after the reward for finding him. Dick is unaware that these two are bearing him good news, and when he learns from the landlord that some strangers have been asking about him, he concludes that there is trouble brewing.

Dick persuades Jim Cheese to exchange identities with him, taking his name and even his girlfriend, and entrusting Elphin to Jim's care. The American lawyer finds Jim and tells him that he is an earl, and advances him money on the strength of his title. Elphir runs across a friend, Daisy Fallowfield, at the inn, and the whole party go off to the ball, where Elphir has to introduce Jim to her aunt, Miss Virginia Bliss, as her fiancé.

Act II
All the characters turn up at the ball at Hole Hall. Boodel brings Dick and passes him off as another guest. Liza slips in after Jim, who is announced as the Earl of Hole. The four pursuers gatecrash the party. Jim has a rough time with Bunker Bliss and Mrs. Black when they find him – the former is intent on shooting him, and the latter, a circus strongwoman, is a terrifying prospect – but when he tells them the truth about who is who, everyone is satisfied. Mrs Black's wrath subsides when she realises that the man who jilted her daughter is not, in fact, an earl, Bunker Bliss is appeased, and all ends happily.

[résumé de la version originale, Wikipedia]

Critiques et articles de presse
Le Matin 31/03/1919 Encart publicitaire.
Le Matin 02/04/1919 Encart publicitaire.
Le Figaro 04/04/1919 Critique par Antoine Banès.
Le Matin 04/04/1919 Critique par Fred Orthys.
L'Intransigeant 04/04/1919 Article par Edouard Beaudu.
Le Siècle 10/04/1919 Critique par Gustave Fréjaville.
Le Monde illustré 12/04/1919 Critique par J.-J. F..
La Vie Parisienne 19/04/1919 Critique par Louis Léon Martin.
Le Matin 25/05/1919 Nouveau titre : "Nuit d'ivresse". Encart publicitaire.
Editions imprimées

(chant-piano sauf mention contraire)

Editeur : Salabert, 1919

Partition complète (originale anglaise : "The Earl and the Girl", Chappell, 1904, 213 p.)
Couplets du Tic-tac (Murphy)
Le Langage des yeux (Spencer)
Le Petit nid (Darewski)
Le Waikiki (Whiting)
The Shimmy shake (Darewski)
Valse des Hespérides (Scotto)

Enregistrements originaux ECMF

Couplets du Tic-tac (Murphy)
Partition de référence : Air détaché chant et piano

Le Langage des yeux (Spencer)
Partition de référence : Air détaché chant et piano

Le Waikiki (Whiting)
Partition de référence : Air détaché chant et piano

Valse des Hespérides (Scotto)
Partition de référence : Air détaché chant et piano

Enregistrements 78T/mn
Par des interprètes n'ayant pas participé à la création

Couplets du Tic-Tac (Murphy) / VIPRAT (Jacques) (chant)
GRAMOPHONE K 708 (1919) - Coll. MMP
Le Waikiki (Whiting) / BOSC (A.) (orchestre)
PATHE Sap 6469 (1919)
The Shimmy Shake (Darewski) / BOSC (A.) (orchestre)
PATHE Sap 6469 (1919)

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