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Joseph Cates (writer)
Neil Simon (writer)
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Release Date:
4 June 1949 (USA) See more »
An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 142)

Jackie Gleason ... Himself - Host / ... (94 episodes, 1950-1952)

Series Directed by
Frank Bunetta (7 episodes, 1950-1951)

Joseph Cates (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Coleman Jacoby (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Arnie Rosen (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Snag Werris (4 episodes, 1950-1951)
Joe Bigelow (3 episodes, 1950-1951)
Harry Crane (3 episodes, 1950-1951)

Joseph Cates (unknown episodes)
Neil Simon (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Milt Douglas .... producer (8 episodes, 1949-1951)

Joseph Cates .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Sammy Spear .... musical director / orchestra director / ... (5 episodes, 1949-1950)
Series Other crew
Benny Piermont .... booking agent (unknown episodes)
June Taylor .... choreographer (unknown episodes)

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Dated, But rather enjoyable, 1 May 2007
Author: Glen_and_Glenda from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I must say, This Variety series, Which aired on the DuMont Network, Is hardly the greatest show of the DuMont Network, But is still a fascinating time capsule. In the episode I watched, Which featured Jerry Lester and Jackie Robinson, There was a funny parody of Arthur Godfrey, and an interesting Magic Act. The Picture quality was fuzzy, and flickery. This was a true variety show, With a magic act, a trampolining act, comedy skits, Singing and Drama. It was broadcast live, and some mistakes are made. The show is very rare, and it should be noted that only a handful of episodes exist. After the DuMont Network went bankrupt, nobody preserved the kinescope recordings, and most were dumped into the east river in the 70's. Overall, it's an enjoyable TV series, and it's a shame most of the surviving episodes are not on DVD.

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