IMDb > "You Are There" (1953)

"You Are There" (1953) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1953-1957

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   89 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Saul Levitt (episode)
Howard Merrill (writer)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for You Are There on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | unknown
Release Date:
1 February 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee". Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
That's Edutainment? See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 132)

Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host - Narrator / ... (113 episodes, 1953-1971)
(more)

Series Directed by
Sidney Lumet (13 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bernard Girard (9 episodes, 1953-1955)
William D. Russell (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jack Gage (3 episodes, 1955)
Burt Brinckerhoff (2 episodes, 1953-1971)
John Frankenheimer (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Writing credits
Abraham Polonsky (24 episodes, 1953-1955)
Arnold Manoff (16 episodes, 1953-1955)
Walter Bernstein (15 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack Bennett (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jeremy Daniel (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
E. Jack Neuman (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Leslie Slote (2 episodes, 1953)
Maury Stern (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Don Clark (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bernard Girard (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leo Davis (2 episodes, 1955)

Shirley Gordon (unknown episodes)
Saul Levitt (unknown episodes)
Howard Merrill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Charles Russell .... producer (95 episodes, 1953-1955)
James Fonda .... producer (11 episodes, 1953-1957)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eddie Fitzgerald (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lloyd Ahern (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
J. Burgi Contner (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Cahoon (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Buddy Small (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lora Hays (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Bob Markel (1 episode, 1953)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Ferrari (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bob Markel (3 episodes, 1955)
Lewis H. Creber (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lyle R. Wheeler (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rudy Butler (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Costume Design by
Oscar Rodriguez (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Mary Merrill (3 episodes, 1955)
Dick James (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Fiala .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Production Management
Walter Blake .... production supervisor (8 episodes, 1953-1955)
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production manager (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Justin .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1955)
J. Paul Popkin .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Dixon .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Charles H. Maguire .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1955)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Jack Fitzstephens .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Joel Moss .... sound (4 episodes, 1953-1955)
Frank Webster .... sound (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Edward J. Johnstone .... sound supervisor (3 episodes, 1955)
Philip Mitchell .... sound (2 episodes, 1953-1955)

Bernard Freericks .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Art Seid .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Other crew
Valerie Sharaf .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1955)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min
Country:
Language:
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Quotes:
[last lines]
Narrator:What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times... and you were there.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 'Network': By Walter Cronkite (2006) (V)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
That's Edutainment?, 27 May 2014
Author: johcafra from United States

I truly can't say given the times and context of its original broadcast, but I must say I enjoy my fortuitous introduction to some remastered episodes from the Fifties of this CBS News production.

If they're not "live TV" they're certainly kept "in-camera" at the credited Hal Roach Studios. They had to have been filmed quickly too.

Besides a youthful Walter Cronkite (yes, I remember him) sitting behind a desk with a huge microphone to one side, clutching a thick script, and providing two intros and a summary in his inimitable style, we hear off-camera radio announcers handing off to each other in the traditional style as the "reporters on the scene".

We also watch the historical figures blithely if not gladly address "the fourth wall" in response to the reporters' questions. You'll recognize some faces, some to become famous and others as the established character actors that you'll need this database to help identify.

Judge the writing for yourselves, though keep in mind what can only be inferred as the goal. Each episode depicts an historical calendar date, a nice newsbeat touch that Cronkite partly resolves in his summary. The end credits include a disclaimer that everything "is based on historical fact and quotation." With CBS News in charge viewers could have no doubt of that.

Jack Pierce does makeup...recognize him? And some images linger, among them rocks and snowballs bouncing off the bewigged head of "Roy" Randell during the Boston Massacre and railings very nearly giving way in any age...

...but this was indeed the Golden Age of Television. I award an extra vote for audacity.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "You Are There" (1953)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Lewis and Clark Expedition (aired 1971) helenelisechat
YOu are there and Socrates shouler
Napoleons return from Elba, (N's 100 days?) p-hogan1
He was the news! bigkdr
The series KaiserD2
Of further interest on this style loninappleton
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Crucible Maid of Salem Gettysburg: Darkest Days & Finest Hours The Scarecrow The Crucible
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
News articles IMDb TV section IMDb Drama section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button