A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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 Governor Fuller / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1959)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Larry Blyden ...
 Sammy Glick (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 William Thompson / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Milton Selzer ...
 Julian Blumberg / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Royal Beal ...
 Walter Ripley / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
Stuart Germain ...
 Judge Webster Thayer / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
Ben Grauer ...
 Narrator (3 episodes, 1960)
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
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 Julia Grant / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Henderson Forsythe ...
 General Buckner / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Jabez Stone (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 H.L. Harrington (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Sammy's Brother (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Al Manheim (2 episodes, 1959)
Jay Lawrence ...
 Sheik Romero (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Mike Crowley (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Laurette Harrington (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Ben Osborne (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Sidney Fineman (2 episodes, 1959)
William Post Jr. ...
 Lucky Westover (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Kit Sargent (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Zizi Molnari (2 episodes, 1959)
Earl Wilson ...
 Earl Wilson (2 episodes, 1959)
Humphrey Davis ...
 Captain Feidman / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Allen Nourse ...
 Governor Yates / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Alfred Sandor ...
 Lieutenant Hodges / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Gen. George Washington / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Nicola Sacco (2 episodes, 1960)
John C. Becher ...
 Chief Stewart (2 episodes, 1960)
Frank Campanella ...
 Prison Guard (2 episodes, 1960)
Tom Carlin ...
 Gardner Jackson (2 episodes, 1960)
Tom Clancy ...
 Will H. Daly (2 episodes, 1960)
Harry Davis ...
 Michael Levangie / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Newspaperman (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Officer LeBaron (2 episodes, 1960)
Wyley Hancock ...
 John Vaney (2 episodes, 1960)
Anne Hegira ...
 Lola Andrews (2 episodes, 1960)
Mary James ...
 Mary Splaine (2 episodes, 1960)
House Jameson ...
 A. Lawrence Lowell (2 episodes, 1960)
Dan Morgan ...
 Captain Proctor (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Frederick Katzman (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Clerk (2 episodes, 1960)
Ben Yaffee ...
 C.A. Barr (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Host / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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20 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Around 1956, singer Eddie Fisher and his agent Lew Wasserman were discussing roles for Fisher's acting debut. A project being discussed at the time was "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg. Fisher wanted to play aggressive producer Sammy Glick, "the ultimate Jewish hustler. I knew a lot of real Sammy Glicks and I felt confident that was a character I could play." Lew Wasserman decided that the character was too much of a classic negative Jewish stereotype and that it would be bad for Fisher to play it. So Fisher went in the complete opposite direction (in retrospect, perhaps too far) with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the squeaky clean comedy that Fisher hated, Bundle of Joy (1956), a film made to capitalize on the birth of their daughter, future Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. The Schulberg project "What Makes Sammy Run?" was eventually produced in 2 parts for this show, episodes #1.2 and #1.3. See more »

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