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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Some better then originals
20 June 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I love this show. Robert Wagner starts the show off as the host. He mentions that these TV shows were made to combat TV back in the 50's. And instead of going to the movies, the movies came to us at home. These are remakes of very famous movies such as Laura, Miracle at 34th St, All My Sons, the Ox Bow Incident. Some IMO are better then the movies because they are not as long as the originals. The remake of Laura was on par with the original because of its length. Laura was a movie which was very good but it only really needed 45 minutes to tell. Even though no one can replace Clifton Webb, it was still very good. Same with the Last Patriach, which is a remake of Broken Lance and All My Sons. John Cassavettes played the angry young son who served 5 years n prison only to have his 2 brothers turn on him when he comes home. No one can play the angry young man like him, no one. Also the remake was 47 minute, all I think was needed to tell this much duplicated story. Take a look at this show. You see a lot of future big names doing some of them. Or a lot of older established actors. The sets are not as lavish as the original movies and the shows are at the most 50 minutes longs. But in this case less is better


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