The very bizarre happenings in the lives of the residents of the seedy Hotel Baltimore. Despite their disparate backgrounds and ethnicities, these neighbors became one anothers' families. George and Gordon were middle-aged gay lovers, Suzy and April were prostitutes, Mr. Morse was a grouchy old man, Jackie was a young tomboy, Mrs. Bellotti was an eccentric woman with a never-seen psychotic son Moose who once glued himself to the ceiling, and Charles was a wise black man. Bill was the hotel's desk clerk, and Clifford its young manager. Written by
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I don't know...I thought that it was a great TV show, and would like to see all 13 episodes again. The cast was magnificent, particularly James Cromwell. I had only seen him during those days as 'Stretch Cunningham' in several episodes of "All in the Family." There was also a very stout actress in the show whose role was as an appealing character, and a phlegmatic black fellow name of Al Freeman, Jr., also starred in it with Richard Masur and others. Criticism that this program was left-leaning in terms of its politics is well-taken and probably true. Interestingly enough, Cromwell went to high school and played football on the same team in Pelham, NY with Michael "Mickey" Schwerner, one of the three civil rights workers from the north who were killed in Mississippi. Cromwell's father (by adoption), the director John Cromwell, was on the Hollywood blacklist from 1951-58.
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