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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 October 1955 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Cosmo Sardo ... Dancing Passenger / ... (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)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Cabinet Member / ... (3 episodes, 1955)

Bill Erwin ... 1st Gambler / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Perry ... Courtroom Spectator / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Russell Custer ... Bailiff / ... (3 episodes, 1955)
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 (33 episodes, 1955-1956)

Hal Roach Jr. .... producer (unknown episodes)
Hal Roach .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
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 (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bert Jordan (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bruce Schoengarth (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Roy V. Livingston (3 episodes, 1956)
George E. Luckenbacher (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Ferrari (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
McClure Capps (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles F. Pyke (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rudy Butler (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
Hal Gausman (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production supervisor (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Lew Borzage .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Joel Moss .... sound (23 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (19 episodes, 1955-1956)
Charles Althouse .... sound (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects / special photographic effects / ... (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects / visual effects (13 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Casting Department
Ruth Burch .... casting (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe (11 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Music Department
Jud Conlon .... music arranger: vocal arrangements / vocal arrangements (2 episodes, 1956)
Russell Garcia .... arrangements / music arranger (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Other crew
James J. Geller .... story editor (21 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Sterling .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1955-1956)
 

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30 min (35 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Silent Partner - Buster Keaton, 28 October 2011
Author: SamHardy from United States

Stan Laurel was still alive when this aired in 1955. I bet he saw it. The director, George Marshall, was the cameraman on a number of Laurel and Hardy films, and Bert Jordan, who was Stan's favorite editor edited this made-for-TV episode of Screen Director's Playhouse. And of course all the episodes of the series including this one were filmed at The Hal Roach studios. So it must have been a homecoming of sorts for George Marshall and Bert Jordan.

After his problems with MGM in the early 30s Keaton was almost hired by Hal Roach to star in his own series of short comedies. Too bad. Buster Keaton's life might have been different had he worked for a studio that understood comedy. MGM sure did not. Keaton's MGM films were just awful. I am sure that if Keaton were still alive he would agree!

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