Thursday 25th August 1921
Six-Cylinder Love, the first full-length play based on the motor car, opened at the Sam H. Harris Theatre in New York City. The play traces the Sterling family’s purchase of an expensive car. Friends pester them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally sell the car to the janitor. A silent film version of the play was produced in 1923, and a talkie starring Spencer Tracy followed in 1931.