Producers' Showcase: Season 1, Episode 7

Peter Pan (7 Mar. 1955)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Musical, Comedy
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A live restaging of the 1955 TV production of the Broadway musical version.



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Episode credited cast:
Cyril Ritchard ...
Margalo Gillmore ...
Sondra Lee ...
Kathleen Nolan ...
Wendy Darling / Jane (as Kathy Nolan)
Heller Halliday ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Banas ...
David Bean ...
Sally Brophy ...
Wendy (grown up) (as Sallie Brophy)
Jack Dabdoub ...
Linda Dangcil ...
Harold Daye ...
Second Twin
Donn Driver ...
Carl Erbele ...
Tom Halloran ...


A live restaging of the 1955 TV production of the Broadway musical version.

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7 March 1955 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Cyril Ritchard won the 1955 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "Peter Pan" as Captain Hook an recreated the role in this televised production. See more »


Version of The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989) See more »

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Original Cast Always Better
22 February 2008 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This 1955 Producers' Showcase version of the musical Peter Pan with Mary Martin has the benefit of showcasing most of the original Broadway cast, including Kathleen Nolan as Wendy, who was more natural an actress than the girl they hired for the 1960 color televised play. It's a shame that most people won't sit through anything black and white anymore because in many respects this earlier production - which doesn't even show up in the IMDb listings when you put "Peter Pan" into the search engine! - is superior to the cutesier color version most people have watched. I obtained the original on disc and then did work on it to make it look and sound better digitally. Now when I put the 1960 color version on it looks garish in comparison. I suspect Mary Martin herself no doubt preferred this original 1955 b/w Producers' Showcase televised version.

As an added plus the disc I got also showed the original commercials and opening promo. How far away the 1950's seem now - such an innocent time compared to today. I miss it.

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