THE STORY: Towering above the Hudson River stands a magnificent headland, High Tor, which has been known to river folk ever since Hudson first sailed up the river. Some years ago a company mined High Tor, leaving only a false front. Now High Tor may meet with the same fate. Van Dorn, young heir to High Tor, is about to lose his rights to a double-dealing firm of real estate men. Van Dorn meets Judith, who wants him to leave High Tor and live in New York, but this he does not wish to do. Complications arise from a bank robbery in a neighboring town and the appearance of the robbers on High Tor. This is further complicated by the introduction of the ghosts of the Dutch crew of Hudson’s lost ship “Onrust,” with a resulting duel of wits between the conflicting groups.
This play was immensely successful on Broadway and the road, and received the Drama Critics’ Award.