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Steambath (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  4 May 1973 (USA)
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

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Stephen Elliott ...
Oldtimer
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Tandy
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Bieberman
Neil J. Schwartz ...
Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
Patrick Spohn ...
Young Man
Peter Kastner ...
Gottlieb
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Meredith
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Broker
José Pérez ...
Attendant (as Jose Perez)
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Longshoreman
Shirley Kirkes ...
Young Girl
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Flanders
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

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This was the first American-produced television program to feature nudity. PBS already had broadcast British-produced programs featuring nude scenes. See more »

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Possibly the greatest play/program/show ever shown on TV and apparently lost for all time.
5 July 2002 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

When I happened to tune into KQED in San Francisco in 1972, I was blown away by this truly outstanding program. I've never seen such a successful combination of mystery, comedy and tragedy presented in any medium or in any production. That show alone made me a life-long supporter of PBS television. I was fortunate to have seen it a couple times in the mid 1770's as it was occasionally shown during subscriber drives while I was living in Milwaukee. I have never seen any trace of it since. Believe me, I've tried.


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