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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Gloria Monte (Monty) had directed, (a very long association with), the New York based CBS TV daytime "Secret Storm" drama series, associated with Doris and Frank Hursley, both writers, as well, the show's producers/creators. The Hursley duo created "Bright Promise", after selling the project to NBC TV, asking Gloria Monte to produce and direct the new NBC TV Burbank (Studio 9) series. Moving to the West Coast, with tentative offices at Paramount Studios, Gloria and her co-producer Dick Dunn began auditions and casting meetings. Hub Braden was hired by Milt Altman, NBC TV Production Services, to production design the new series. Gloria and Braden had many conceptual meetings, discussing plans of each set; Gloria's directing experience had established exactly her needs and set requirements. After approvals of all the set plans and visual concepts, construction was initiated late August, 1969. NBC had a set dressing/furniture contract with Cinema Mercantile Property Division in Hollywood for their series "Days of Our Lives". After contracts were established with Cinema Mercantile, Braden selected props, furniture, and set dressing pieces from three property houses, which included Basch Galleries, (high end antique pieces), and First Street Furniture Properties, (Western, rustic, patio, appliances, carriages, wagons, etc.). The original set decoration was all contract rentals for all permanent set dressing. NBC Drapery built all the window treatments. Greens were rentals from Walter Allen's Plant Rental Division (in Hollywood). After the series was established, short term swing sets were either propped from the contract prop houses; or rentals from Modern Props, Omega Furniture Rentals, Spellman Office Rentals, House of Props, etc. NBC did not favor purchasing major set dressing furniture items, preferring purchases as expendable. Unlike CBS TV's daytime series "The Young and The Restless", where all the set dressing was purchased at local furniture shops and dealers. Soap series ultimately must survive for two (2) years, or be canceled, which was the fate for "Bright Promise". After two years, Lynn Bolen (NY-NBC Network Daytime) axed the series replacing the time slot with her own show "Return to Peyton Place". The "below the line crew" transitioned over with the replacement series, which shared the Burbank Studio 9 facility with "DOOL", "Days of Our Lives", maintaining the identical set-up, taping schedule. See more »


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

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