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The Star Wagon (1966)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  21 October 1966 (USA)
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In middle age, inventor Stephen Minch is happy enough with his life, despite the fact that he has never risen to prominence even though his innovations have made others rich. His wife ... See full summary »

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Stephen Minch
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Hallie
Hal Burdick
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Burly burglar
MacIntyre Dixon
Chet Doherty
Shelly Gale
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Hanus Wicks
Jo Hurt ...
Mrs. Rutledge
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Martha
Ed Zimmermann ...
Charles
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In middle age, inventor Stephen Minch is happy enough with his life, despite the fact that he has never risen to prominence even though his innovations have made others rich. His wife Martha, however, resents his lack of drive, his complacency, his willingness to live hand-to-mouth, and his ever-present and ever-annoying sidekick Hanus Wicks. Confronted by the evidence of Martha's years-long regret over how their lives together have turned out, Stephen decides to use his newest invention to repair her unhappiness. The new invention: a time machine. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The original Broadway production opened on September 29, 1937 at the Empire Theater playing for 223 performances and closed in April 1938. The play starred Burgess Meredith and Lillian Gish and the cast included Mildred Natwick and Edmond O'Brien. See more »

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I've finally found it!
5 April 2001 | by (Fairbanks, Alaska) – See all my reviews

I saw this in the late 60s and have never forgotten it. I didn't even remember the title, but decided to search for it under Orson Bean.

What a gem! I saw it along with The Miracle Worker and was blown away by both of them. My kids are the age I was when I saw this, and I definitely want them to see it.

Thank you for this site.


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