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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 October 1955 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Deserves a Revival See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 50)
Chet Brandenburg ... Waiter / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Russell Custer ... Bailiff / ... (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Cosmo Sardo ... Maitre D' / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Stanley Blystone ... Man Running Into Saloon / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles Ferguson ... Academy Awards Attendee / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bess Flowers ... Department Store Clerk / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Michael Jeffers ... Bartender / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Perry ... Barfly / ... (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Tornek ... Cafe Patron / ... (4 episodes, 1956)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Cabinet Member / ... (3 episodes, 1955)

Bill Erwin ... 1st Gambler / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
George DeNormand ... Croupier / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
Herman Hack ... Club Patron / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
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Series Directed by
Frank Borzage (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Tay Garnett (3 episodes, 1956)
John Brahm (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
George Waggner (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leo McCarey (2 episodes, 1955)
Allan Dwan (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Writing credits
William R. Cox (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Tunberg (2 episodes, 1955)
Zoe Akins (2 episodes, 1956)
A.I. Bezzerides (2 episodes, 1956)
Tay Garnett (2 episodes, 1956)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1956)

Series Produced by
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... executive producer (31 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hal Roach Jr. .... executive producer (1 episode, 1956)
Hal Roach .... executive producer (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Original Music by
Leon Klatzkin (4 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Ivano (7 episodes, 1956)
Eddie Fitzgerald (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lothrop B. Worth (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack MacKenzie (4 episodes, 1956)
Edwin B. DuPar (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hal Mohr (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Alfred Gilks (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marsh Hendry (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bert Jordan (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bruce Schoengarth (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
George E. Luckenbacher (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Roy V. Livingston (3 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
McClure Capps (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Ferrari (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles F. Pyke (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rudy Butler (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hal Gausman (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production supervisor (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lew Borzage .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Joel Moss .... sound (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles Althouse .... sound (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects / special photographic effects / ... (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects / special photographic effects / ... (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Casting Department
Ruth Burch .... casting (20 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe (11 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Music Department
Russell Garcia .... arrangements / music arranger / ... (3 episodes, 1956)
Jud Conlon .... music arranger: vocal arrangements / vocal arrangements (2 episodes, 1956)
Billy May .... arrangements (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Other crew
James J. Geller .... story editor (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Sterling .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (35 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Deserves a Revival, 21 January 2011
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Thanks TMC for reviving this long neglected anthology series. I think I've seen enough representative entries to pick out some notable series features.

By and large, the episodes are very well produced, especially for early TV. Outdoor locations are generally used instead of exterior sets; costuming is movie-grade quality; and casting is of name performers (e.g. John Wayne, Jeanette Mac Donald) or up-and-comers (e.g. Dennis Hopper, Rod Steiger). Also, for this old-movie fan, it's fun seeing the real people behind the well-known director names—each entry being directed by a well-known movie director (e.g. John Ford, Leo McCarey, Frank Borzage) making a cameo appearance. The formats run the gamut from melodramas to musicals, and though the story quality can vary—as it does for any series—the standards appear pretty high for the time. This is also a period when the snobbish barrier between doing movies and doing TV is beginning to break down. All in all, however, I'm curious why the program was cancelled after only one season. I suspect there's a bigger story to this than just the ratings. Anyway, I hope TMC runs more episodes. The appeal here is entertainment as well as historical.

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