Once in a Lifetime - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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Susan Walker is about to shoot the last scene of her first movie. Dressed like a bride, she is beautiful but not at all bright, evidenced when she speaks anything other than her one line. There is an air of excitement on the set, because everyone knows the picture is finishing ahead of schedule and under budget. Mr. Glogauer is expected at any minute to commend George publicly for his management success.

Before Glogauer's arrival, May and Jerry discuss the numerous flaws in George's first film effort, but their discontent is overshadowed by Glogauer's appearance, speech, and presentation of a 106-piece, solid gold, dinnerware set. George is immensely pleased with himself and Glogauer settles in to watch the filming of the last scene. Upon its completion, Glogauer discovers, to his rising horror, George has produced the wrong movie. The script he used is from an...

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