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Release Date:
27 October 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.
Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An inside the studio homerun See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Richard Kiley ... Charlie Webb / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1961)

Betsy Palmer ... Anne Gaines / ... (9 episodes, 1954-1960)

Hans Conried ... Arthur Bannister / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1963)

Jeff Donnell ... Eva Dulaney / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1962)
Joseph Sweeney ... Priest / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1961)

Edward Andrews ... Charlie Anders / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1960)

Biff McGuire ... Alec GRaham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)

Cathleen Nesbitt ... Cissie Hampshire / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)

Mona Freeman ... Lucy Chalmers / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1962)

Patty Duke ... Kathy / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)

Jack Carson ... Enoch McCabe / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1962)
Larry Blyden ... Doc Randolph / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)

Barry Morse ... Jeremy Penlove / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)

Robert Lansing ... Jim Walton / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)

Diana Lynn ... Felicia / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)

Nehemiah Persoff ... D'Arnault-Olivier / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1958)

Faye Emerson ... Dorothy Hilton / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1961)

Heywood Hale Broun ... Bartender / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)

Teresa Wright ... Allie Gulliver / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)

Geraldine Brooks ... Betty Coogan / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)

June Lockhart ... Edith Sealey / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1959)
Lori March ... Billy / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1958)

Frank Overton ... Al / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alexander Clark ... Bernard / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1960)
Truman Smith ... Ed Ritchie / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1963)

Peter Mark Richman ... John West / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1962)
John McGovern ... Henry Powers / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1961)

Ruth White ... Sister St. Anne / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1963)

Gene Hackman ... Ed / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1962)

Glenda Farrell ... Edna Huntington / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1963)

Lloyd Bochner ... Lord Harton / ... (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Alex Segal (12 episodes, 1953-1958)
Paul Bogart (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Tom Donovan (11 episodes, 1958-1962)
Daniel Petrie (6 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bruce Minnix (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Norman Felton (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sidney Lumet (2 episodes, 1955)
Don Richardson (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Bill Hobin (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Writing credits
Arthur Arent (9 episodes, 1953-1955)
Robert Van Scoyk (8 episodes, 1958-1961)
Erik Barnouw (4 episodes, 1954-1960)
Harold Gast (4 episodes, 1959-1962)
Joe Palmer Jr. (4 episodes, 1959-1962)
Norman Lessing (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Michael Dyne (3 episodes, 1954-1962)
Raphael Hayes (3 episodes, 1954-1958)
Frank D. Gilroy (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
Morton Wishengrad (3 episodes, 1954-1956)
Kay Arthur (3 episodes, 1955-1959)
Rod Serling (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leonard William Moran (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Sydney Zelinka (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lucille Kallen (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
David Davidson (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Sophie Treadwell (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
John P. Marquand (2 episodes, 1954-1962)
Robert Emmett (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Cyril Hume (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Joseph Julian (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Noel Langley (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ira Levin (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Richard Maibaum (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Virginia Mazer (2 episodes, 1954)
Ellen M. Violett (2 episodes, 1955-1963)
James Yaffe (2 episodes, 1955-1960)
James Costigan (2 episodes, 1955)
Ernest Pendrell (2 episodes, 1955)
Robert Anderson (2 episodes, 1956-1963)
Ernest Kinoy (2 episodes, 1956-1961)
Mort Thaw (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
John Vlahos (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Henry Misrock (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Mark Twain (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Anne Pearson Crosswell (2 episodes, 1957)
James Elward (2 episodes, 1957)
Stephen Vincent Benet (2 episodes, 1958-1961)
Paul Horgan (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ron Sproat (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Will Glickman (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bruce Stewart (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sidney Carroll (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Richard Stockton (2 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
George Lowther .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1953-1954)
George Kondolf .... producer / executive producer (12 episodes, 1959-1962)
John Haggott .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1955)
Marshall Jamison .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
William Nichols .... producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1959-1962)
Max Liebman .... producer (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Leo Morgan .... producer (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Ralph Norman Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1959-1961)

Wladimir Selinsky (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
S. Mark Smith (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Production Design by
Albert Heschong (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
James McNaughton (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Wesley Laws (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gene Coffin (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Sameth .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Y. Haman .... designer (1 episode, 1955)
Carl Kent .... scenic designer (1 episode, 1955)
Thomas Hart Benton .... set designer (1 episode, 1956)
Ed Mitchell .... set designer (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
William Blumel .... audio (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rolf Drucker .... video / video engineer (2 episodes, 1955)
Imero Fiorentino .... lighting (2 episodes, 1955)

J.J. Lupatkin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Bernard Green .... composer: theme song / composer: theme music / ... (18 episodes, 1955-1962)
Ralph Norman Wilkinson .... conductor / musical director / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Charles Sanford .... conductor / musical director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Other crew
Dorothy Hechtlinger .... story department (2 episodes, 1955)
George Weber .... technical director (2 episodes, 1955)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The U.S. Steel Hour" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:60 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An inside the studio homerun, 15 November 2002
Author: chriswgallagher from eastnorthport, ny

A fine live early TV version of Mark Harris' novel. Given the limitations of a television studio,and doing a show "live",this is a bona fide homerun! Newman is great as Henry "author" Wiggen's,star lefthanded pitcher for the NY Mammoths,who takes the teams dying 3rd string catcher under his wing. Newman does a great adlib at the programs opening when he tosses a scrap of paper towards a wastebasket and misses,saying: "Hell of a pitcher I am,I can't even hit the trash can!"

That scrap of paper is the ONLY miss in this fine dramatization of one of the great baseball novels ever written. Too bad nobody has ever filmed the other two novels in Harris' trilogy about Henry Wiggens!And Newman i

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