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James Dean in support - family Thanksgiving drama
arneblaze from Putney, VT
21 December 2002
This episode of Robert Montgomery Presents, entitled HARVEST, aired in
early fifties. Although Dorothy Gish and Ed Begley star as a farming
couple, James Dean provides memorable support as the last of three sons,
will soon be leaving the farm as did his older brothers. The family's
wheat crop fails when a hailstorm appears with no warning. Dean as Paul
a crush on a wealthy girl - a summertime romance - and imagines he wants
marry her. His eyes are soon opened when he visits her on her own turf
he joins the Navy. It takes the death of the 99-year-old grandfather to
bring all three sons home for Thanksgiving and the middle son's
that he wants to stay rounds out the happy ending.
This is a warm production for family viewing and is in no way
Montgomery's "Christian vallues" can be nauseating at times (he was a
and a rather nasty man in real life), but the cast performs well. Dean
fine but not outstanding - he shows promise but is given no material to
really shine here.
The dress rehearsal kinescope of this b&w production is available on
with one of the sponsor's (Johnson's wax) commercials left in. It's a
little fuzzy but the lighting is primarily fine.
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