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Oh, Boy! is a two act musical, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. The story tells of befuddled George, who marries Lou Ellen, the daughter of Judge Carter. He must gain the approval of her parents and his Quaker aunt. His handsome polo champion friend Jim is in love with actress Jackie, but George must protect her while she evacuates herself from a scrape with a bumbling constable whom she punched at a party raid.
The piece was one of the "Princess Theatre Musicals", and was the most successful of its type, opening in February 1917 and transferring to the Casino Theatre in November 1917 to conclude its Broadway run of 463 performances. Following success in the United States, a London production, entitled Oh, Joy! opened at the Kingsway Theatre, where it ran for 167 performances. In 1919, a version of the story was produced as a silent film.