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"Studio One in Hollywood" Twelve Angry Men (1954)"Studio One" Twelve Angry Men (original title)

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Reginald Rose (written especially for Studio One by)
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Original Air Date:
20 September 1954 (Season 7, Episode 1)
The jurors in a murder trial take their seats in a small, drab room to decide the defendant's fate. At first... See more » | Add synopsis »
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live TV version which came before the famous film See more (9 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Robert Cummings ... Juror #8

Franchot Tone ... Juror #3

Edward Arnold ... Juror #10
Paul Hartman ... Juror #7
John Beal ... Juror #2

Walter Abel ... Juror #4

George Voskovec ... Juror #11
Joseph Sweeney ... Juror #9
Bart Burns ... Juror #6

Norman Fell ... Juror #1 / Foreman (as Norman Feld)

Lee Philips ... Juror #5 (as Lee Phillips)
Larkin Ford ... Juror #12 (as Will West)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Betty Furness ... Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman
John Cannon ... Himself / Announcer 1950-1959 (voice) (uncredited)

Vincent Gardenia ... Bailiff (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner  (as Franklin Schaffner)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Reginald Rose  written especially for Studio One by

Produced by
William Altman .... associate producer (as William M. Altman)
Felix Jackson .... producer
Set Decoration by
Wesley Laws  (as Wes Laws)
Art Department
Willard Levitas .... settings
Howard Mandel .... title drawing
Other crew
Florence Britton .... story editor

Series Crew
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Directed by
Tony Barr  (as Anthony Barr)
Norman Felton 
Fletcher Markle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Aldrich  writer
Patrick Alexander  writer
William Altman  writer
Peter Barry  writer
Robert Bassing  writer
Harold Jack Bloom  writer
William T. Bode  writer
Leo Brady  writer
Sidney Carroll  writer
Arden Casey  writer
Jerry Davis  writer
Robert Dozier  writer
Don Ettlinger  writer
Robert Fielder  writer
Thomas Flanagan  writer
Charles S. Gardner  writer
Jan Glanzrock  writer
Herman Goldberg  writer
William T. Grady Jr.  writer
Arthur Hailey  writer
Sam Hall  writer
Joel Hammil  writer
Alf Harris  writer (as Alfred Harris)
Roger O. Hirson  writer
George Kelly  play "The Show-Off"
Marcy Klauber  (as Marcel Klauber)
Alfred Lewis Levitt  (as Tom August)
Laurence Marks  writer
John McGreevey  writer
Henry Misrock  writer
Madeline Misrock  writer
William Mourne  writer
Agnes Nixon  1951
Shirley Peterson  writer
Robert Presnell Jr.  writer
Mann Rubin  writer
Will Schneider  writer
George Seldon  writer
Hannah Smith  writer
Anthony Spinner  writer
Herbert Abbott Spiro  writer
Peter Van Slingerland  writer
John Vlahos  writer
Art Wallace  writer
Carson A. Wiley  writer
James Yaffe  writer

Produced by
Gordon Duff .... producer (episode "Studio One In Hollywood")
Joe Scully .... associate producer: "Studio One In Hollywood"
Original Music by
Robert Allen 
Bernard Herrmann 
Bernhard Kaun 
Cinematography by
T. Miller (1955-1956)
Music Department
Eugene Cines .... musical director
Will Schaefer .... orchestrator
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Studio One: Twelve Angry Men (#7.1)" - USA (original title)
60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

For many years this episode was thought to have been lost. The Museum of Television and Radio (now the Paley Center) had only the first 30 minutes of the hour-long program on a kinescope provided by CBS - the only version CBS had. After nearly 30 years of searching, a copy of the complete program was found in 2003 by filmmaker Joseph Consentino, who was working on a documentary about noted defense attorney Robert Leibowitz (Leibowitz reported on the Charles A. Lindbergh baby kidnapping for the NY radio station WHN) and found a copy of the show in the archives maintained by the children of Leibowitz, Robert Leibowitz and Marjorie Leibowitz Finch. Samuel Leibowitz requested and received a commercial-free kinescope copy of "Twelve Angry Men" from CBS shortly after it aired because of his interest in legal issues. The Leibowitz children donated the kinescope to the museum and it had a re-premiere in May 2003.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Right after the "you're a very smart young fellow" line, when the frame changes, watch the far right side of the screen. A large camera with the CBS "eye" logo is visible in plain sight.See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
live TV version which came before the famous film, 19 November 2008
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This production of 'Twelve Angry Men', written especially for Studio One, is shorter than the film version and leaves a few twists and turns of plot undeveloped, but it is fifty minutes of class nevertheless.

Before we saw Henry Fonda and Lee J Cobb as Jurors 8 and 3, the roles were taken for television by Robert Cummings and Franchot Tone, and both are excellent. Alongside them are Edward Arnold, Walter Abel, and others including Joseph Sweeney who also appeared in the same role in the film version.

Performed live in a claustrophobic set, this version of Reginald Rose's play manages to create tension even within its short running time, although it isn't yet the case that the air conditioning isn't working, or the downpour of rain making one juror suddenly decide he wants to stay and not go to his ball game after all (here, the tickets are for a theatre outing to the Seven Year Itch).

Rediscovered after years of being feared lost, this superior TV drama suffers from a slightly poorer print and soundtrack than its contemporaries from the same series, but is still a fascinating comparison to the later screen version (and the 90s TV version).

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