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

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Studio One in Hollywood: Season 7: Episode 1 -- This celebrated, multiple Emmy Award-winning teleplay was born out of playwright Reginald Rose’s own experiences on a jury judging the charge of manslaughter. A pinnacle of early television productions, the cast features Robert Cummings, Edward Arnold, No


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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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 (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 (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
Alfred Harris  writer
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?

Joseph Sweeney and George Voskovec reprised their roles as Juror #9 and Juror #11, respectively, in the feature film version of 12 Angry Men (1957).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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Hold's your interest, 27 May 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

It is indeed fortunate that a kinescope of the original Studio One production of Twelve Angry Men was found an preserved. The film version expanded quite a bit and we got more rounded characterizations of the jurors in the big screen film. Nevertheless this version can hold its own in terms of drama.

Only George Voskovec and Joseph Sweeney repeated their roles for the big screen and it was interesting to see a different interpretation of the parts. The main roles on the screen were done by Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb and Ed Begley. Those same parts are essayed by Robert Cummings, Franchot Tone, and Edward Arnold. There was certainly a different emphasis on certain characters placed on the big screen. Whole parts are added in the big screen version, most notably Jack Warden's desire to get to Yankee Stadium to see the debut of a new pitcher that the team had called up.

Cummings was far more diffident and unsure of himself than Henry Fonda was. Still he's quite the impassioned advocate for reasoning out the evidence than just taking a perfunctory vote.

I could never give the big screen film a higher rating because of what I consider a fatal flaw in the story. The same flaw is here. The second that Bob Cummings produced that knife, someone should have hollered for a mistrial and gotten it. One cannot develop independent evidence in a jury trial. By bringing that identical switchblade into court that's what Cummings did. I learned here that we have this kinescope courtesy of the estate of Samuel L. Leibowitz. That man certainly would have known about developing independent evidence.

Still this is a fine drama that will hold your interest every bit as much as the movie did.

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