Trials, tribulations, affairs & heartbreaks of students, faculty & administration of fictitious Bancroft College.


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Credited cast:
 Thomas Boswell (1969-1970)
 Clara Ryan (1969-1970)
 Dr. Brian Walsh (1971-1972)
Peter Hobbs ...
 Albert Porter (1969)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherry Alberoni ...
 Jody Harper (1971-1972)
Tod Andrews ...
 Henry Pierce #1 (1969)
 Nurse Radford (1972)
Marion Brash ...
 Marian Connally (1970-1971)
 Mr. Gibson (1972)
 Martha Ferguson (1969-1971)
 Bob Corcoran (1972)
 Dr. Crosley (1969)
 Dr. Tracy Graham (1971-1972)
Forrest Compton ...
 Vince Adams (1969)
Susannah Darrow ...
 Sandra Jones #1 (1969-1972)


Set in the town of Bancroft, "Bright Promise" dealt with the lives of the students and faculty at Bancroft College, in the town of Bancroft. Resembling many other soap operas, the main storyline dealt with cheating wives and murder. Written by KR <>

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29 September 1969 (USA)  »

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(605 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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With Dana Andrews knocked off the series, the network brought in Anne Jeffries, for star power, introducing her as "Sylvia Bancroft". As a wealthy town leader, "Sylvia Bancroft" lived in a sumptuous American Gothic (Victorian) residence; front entry hall with grand staircase, which adjoined the sitting-living room, centered with a fireplace seating area, and an expansive cove stained glass seating area featuring Victorian tables, arm chairs, sofas and an ornate French red Chinoiserie enclosed cabinet-bar. During the character's story development, a murder occurs and the pistol has to be hidden! Voila, none of the Victorian tables had a drawer! In discussion, Gloria and her art director decided to use the Red Chinoiserie Cabinet! In the NBC Special Effects shop, the piece of furniture was fitted with a secret compartment at the back of the interior cabinet's bar area. When the series ended, the cabinet's complicated secret compartment was removed before the furniture piece was returned to the Cinema Mercantile Prop House. See more »


Referenced in All in the Family: Archie in the Lock-Up (1971) See more »

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