Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer optioned the film rights to the play in and hired Rand to work on the screenplay, but they did not move forward and the option lapsed. Paramount brought in a new team of writers, and Rand played no role in the final production. That night Faulkner meets with a man called Anton Haraba, and is apparently thrown from his penthouse balcony to his death. Faulkner's secretary, Kit Lane Ellen Drew , enters the penthouse moments later, leading police to arrest her for Faulkner's murder. Van Ruyle decides to investigate the crime.
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To the world, he was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul and body.
To his aristocratic young wife, he was an elemental force of nature to be tamed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant whose single error could be used to destroy him. What kind of man was Bjorn Faulkner? Only you, the reader, can decide. On one level, Night of January 16th is a totally gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. Since its original Broadway success, it has achieved vast worldwide popularity and acclaim. Anthem followed in It was with the publication of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged that she achieved her spectacular success.
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NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH
Although Ayn Rand achieved fame as a novelist, her first public success came as a playwright. Though Rand was years away from articulating her own ideal, she had since childhood admired the individual who acts on his own judgments, defying social pressure. Did Karen Andre kill her lover, the financier Bjorn Faulkner, by throwing him from the roof of his New York penthouse? The proper verdict is not dictated by the factual evidence. It rests on which witnesses audience members find credible. He had a platinum gown made for her. Yes, I said platinum.
The Night of January 16th
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Set in a courtroom during a murder trial, an unusual feature of the play is that members of the audience are chosen to play the jury. The court hears the case of Karen Andre, a former secretary and lover of businessman Bjorn Faulkner, of whose murder she is accused. The play does not directly portray the events leading to Faulkner's death; instead the jury must rely on character testimony to decide whether Andre is guilty. The play's ending depends on the verdict.