The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

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Luis Van Rooten ...
 Bernstein / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Loïs Bolton ...
 Agnes / ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Emhardt ...
 Doc Jones / ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Dryden ...
 Co-pilot / ... (4 episodes, 1956)
Paul McGrath ...
 Father / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
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 Doug Hallock / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
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 Michael Francis Dixon / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
 Angelica / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Grace Barre / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Ralph Grimes / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Virginia Kaye ...
 Dorothy Parsons / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Henry Lascoe ...
 Bridagiere / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Vivian Nathan ...
 Farmer Mother / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Bert Palmer / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Evelyn Varden ...
 Clara Carr / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Milton Selzer ...
 Fisherman Father / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is considered one of the major drama series during "The Golden Age of Television. Up through episode 1.8, the show alternated with "The Goodyear Theatre" and "The Philco Television Playhouse"; beginning with episode 1.9 to the end of the series in 1957, the show alternated with "The Goodyear Theatre." Written by Jack McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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