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18 October 1954 (USA) See more »
This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.
Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 39)
Cyril Ritchard ... Captain Hook / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1956)

Claire Bloom ... Cleopatra / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)

Mary Martin ... Peter Pan / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)

David Wayne ... Egbert Floud / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)

Lorne Greene ... Gorgas / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Darling / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Heller Halliday ... Liza / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)

Nehemiah Persoff ... Strup (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Marian Anderson ... Herself (3 episodes, 1954-1956)

Frank Sutton ... Soldier (3 episodes, 1955)

Series Directed by
Clark Jones (8 episodes, 1955-1957)
Kirk Browning (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Delbert Mann (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Vincent J. Donehue (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Alex Segal (3 episodes, 1956)
Alan Handley (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Arthur Penn (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Series Writing credits
Joseph Schrank (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
David Shaw (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Robert E. Sherwood (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Sumner Locke Elliott (3 episodes, 1955)
Russel Crouse (2 episodes, 1954-1957)
Howard Lindsay (2 episodes, 1954-1957)
Sidney Howard (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thornton Wilder (2 episodes, 1955)

Series Produced by
Fred Coe .... supervising producer / producer (15 episodes, 1954-1957)
Sol Hurok .... producer (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Alvin Cooperman .... associate producer / executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Alex Segal .... producer (3 episodes, 1956)
Edwin Lester .... guest producer / producer (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Nichols .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Original Music by
Moose Charlap (2 episodes, 1955)
Harry Sosnik (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Film Editing by
Sumner Locke Elliott (1 episode, 1955)
Series Production Design by
Otis Riggs (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Rouben Ter-Arutunian (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Art Direction by
Paul Barnes (1 episode, 1955)
Richard Day (1 episode, 1955)
Bill Martin (1 episode, 1956)
Series Set Decoration by
Otis Riggs (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Costume Design by
Robert Campbell (1 episode, 1955)
Oliver Messel (1 episode, 1955)
Sophie Devine (1 episode, 1956)
Rouben Ter-Arutunian (1 episode, 1956)
Jean-Denis Malcles (1 episode, 1957)
Series Production Management
Donald Davis .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Dorothy Mathews .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominick Dunne .... associate director / assistant director (10 episodes, 1954-1957)
Series Art Department
Otis Riggs .... set designer / sets (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Fitzpatrick .... lighting technician (1 episode, 1955)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guy Kent .... costumer / costumes (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Music Department
George Bassman .... composer: theme music / musical director (36 episodes, 1954-1957)
Harry Sosnik .... musical director / music supervisor (4 episodes, 1955)
Jule Styne .... composer: additional music / musical score (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 1955-1956)

Irving Actman .... music coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Frederick Ashton .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Jerome Robbins .... choreographer / director: stage production (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tony Charmoli .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1955)
Dominick Dunne .... associate director (2 episodes, 1955)

Sumner Locke Elliott .... script editor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Between December 1954 through March 1955, CBS Television negotiated to inaugurate a new "spectacular color television special" program and series to counter NBC Color Television's "Producers' Showcase"; NBC had inaugurated 18 October 1954, a dramatic color broadcast production of "Tonight at 8:30" electronically transmitted from NBC Television's New York City studio. Both NBC and CBS networks scheduled these 90 minute color specials once a month. During this time period, not all of NBC's television product was broadcast in color, becoming a full color network in the late 1950s. CBS approached Noël Coward about starring in three of these CBS Spectacular Specials for $600,000.00, scheduling Noël after his Las Vegas Desert Inn (3 June-4 July, 1955) cabaret concert appearance. Noël's first CBS commitment would coincide with the CBS inaugural new "Ford Star Jubilee" series. Noël Coward had also been approached by Chrysler and General Motors offering him more money to perform on television. Noël, hesitant, decided on the lesser fee since he was more comfortable with the CBS offer. CBS insisted that Noël's first television special be based upon his London Café de Paris and Las Vegas Desert Inn Hotel and Casino concert act material. Noël agreed proposing his close friend Mary Martin would appear in the 90 minute musical special with him. Mary was delighted with the proposition, agreeing to share the stage. After Las Vegas, Noël returned to Jamaica with Peter Matz arriving later, followed by Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, to develop, write, compose, arrange and orchestrate the concert act's material. The first "Ford Star Jubilee" special featured (#1.#1) "The Judy Garland Show" broadcast 24 September 1955 from CBS Television City, Studio 43, Hollywood, California. (#1.#2)"Together with Music" starring Noël Coward, Mary Martin and Peter Matz on the Steinway Concert Grand piano was broadcast the next month on 22 October 1955 from CBS New York City-Studio 72, Broadway and 81st Street. This color television program broadcast was the first color show transmitted for the CBS network. This telecast copied during the electronic transmission process in black and white kine-scope is the only example of Noël Coward performing his famous cabaret concert material on film.See more »


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Fun to see Bogart as an older Mantee, 12 February 2004
Author: Ray Papa from Sacramento, CA

My only interest in this made-for-TV show was to watch Bogart go through the same moves he did that got him started back in the 30's. For Bogart fans, it should be a real treat if you can find it. I viewed it in 2004. UCLA has a copy in their archives.

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