The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

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 Himself - Host (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Carl Benton Reid ...
 Dr, Merriam / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Grandon Rhodes ...
 Capt. Stanley / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Robert Foulk ...
 Clovis / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Jesse White ...
 Doberman / ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Governor / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
Johnny Washbrook ...
 Danny Morgan / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Harry Carter ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Griffin ...
 Bartender / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Frank Sully ...
 Jake / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Richard Collier ...
 Todd / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
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 Alderson / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Noel Drayton ...
 Alfred Bridges / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Philip Tonge ...
 Buzzy Loring / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Katherine Warren ...
 Amelia Newcombe / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Governor's Wife / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
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 Doris Walker / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Cicero / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Gavin Muir ...
 Harry / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Maudie Prickett ...
 Miss Prossy / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Macdonald Carey ...
 Fred Gaily / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Barney Fowler / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Dr. Benson / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Ephraim Strong / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Callicott / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Sgt. Pickens / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Dan Chancellor / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jim Hayward ...
 Charlie / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
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 Mr. Taylor / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Dr. Pierce / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Mort Mills ...
 First Brother / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dan Riss ...
 Doc MacGowen / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Cliff ...
 Jackson / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Herb Vigran ...
 Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Richard Crane ...
 Clark / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Louis Towers ...
 Jackie / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Barry Coe ...
 John Apley / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Arthur Franz ...
 Ben Macready / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
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 Boyle / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Kipp Hamilton ...
 Christina Bradley / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ann Harding ...
 Abigail Clay / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Craig Hill ...
 Adam Clay / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
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 Bartlett / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Barbara Woodell ...
 Mary Elgin / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Than Wyenn ...
 Freddie Ames / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Clark Howat ...
 Farley / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Marcia Bridges / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jess Kirkpatrick ...
 Draftsman #1 / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Joy Lafleur ...
 Ethel / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Doris Lloyd ...
 Lady Beatrice / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Joey Ray ...
 Tribune Reporter (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
 Bates / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Torin Thatcher ...
 Captain McCrea / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Wade Connors (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Howard Wendell ...
 Hotel Manager / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Captain Robert Wilton / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Robert Cosick (2 episodes, 1955)
Trevor Bardette ...
 Aikens / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Paul Birch ...
 John Albertson / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Walter Coy ...
 Prosecutor / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lisa Golm ...
 Tessie Vardosch / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Harry Harvey ...
 Al Neavins / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Paul McGuire ...
 Dispatch Rider (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Ferguson / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Barney Phillips ...
 Max / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Charley / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jack Rice ...
 Mr. Robinson (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Angelo / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Kate as a Girl / ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Gail Bonney ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Mark Damon ...
 Harold / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Todd Ferrell ...
 Mark King / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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 Joan Byrnes / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Queenie Leonard ...
 Maid / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Herbert Lytton ...
 Court Clerk / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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 Alan Byrnes / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Marilyn Saris ...
 Maria / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
Irene Seidner ...
 Mrs. Schneider / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
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 George Wixted / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
William Challee ...
 Malatta / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
Lloyd Corrigan ...
 Capt. Sam / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
Benny Rubin ...
 Poker Player / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
Sydney Smith ...
 Dewey Roberts / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

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(37 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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This series has been remastered and restored, and has been showing on the Fox Movie Channel since 2002 as "Hour of Stars". See more »

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"Stranger in the Night" Episode
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This made-for-TV episode on the "Fox Hour of Stars" (re-telecast August 2005) is a shot-for-shot, word-for-word retelling of the fox film classic, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."

In Gene Tierney's place as Mrs. Muir is Joan Fontaine, giving a heartfelt performance. As the ghost sea captain is Michael Wilding, "replacing" Rex Harrison. As Mrs. Muir's bogus suitor, Tom Conway is cast--in the same role previously played by his brother, George Sanders. (And I must say the resemblance between the two brothers is at times uncanny). Elsa Lancaster is the trusting maid.

This is an excellent hour-long adaptation, with strong production values and fine acting. In fact, it is remarkably successful, rivaling the high standards set by the film.

Interestingly, no mention is made in the credits of the source material, as though the intent is to evade acknowledging the original. Whatever the case, this episode is an outstanding adaptation of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."


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