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The Wall Movies & Media Adaptations

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Milton Lampell's dramatization of The Wall, a play in three acts, opened at the Billy Rose Theater, New York on October 11, 1960. George C. Scott played Dolek, and Yvonne Mitchell played Rachel. The role of Noach Levinson, so important in the novel, was eliminated.

The scenes of the novel which have the greatest emotional impact were retained.

A revised version of the play, the one now more generally staged, was first presented by Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., on January 29,1964. The Germans, except for the young private in the first scene, appear as menacing shadows in sharp blacklight. The horror of the situation facing the inhabitants of the Ghetto defies translation to the stage.

Although the screen rights to The Wall were sold to David O. Selznick for $100,000 plus royalties in 1950, the film was never made. In 1983, however, the CBS Network presented a movie version.

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