Playhouse 90: Season 3, Episode 16

The Velvet Alley (22 Jan. 1959)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Episode cast overview:
Ernie Pandish
Eddie Kirkley
Katharine Bard ...
Pat Pandish
Max Salter
Mrs. Kirkley
Steve Pandish
Alexander Scourby ...
Harvey Diedrich
Freddie Henderson
Melvin (as Micky Braddock)
Eddie Ryder ...
John Conwell ...
Kirley's Associate
Martha Wentworth ...
Mrs. Cowznoski
Gloria (as Diane Cannon)
The Actor


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The Ernie Pandish character (played by Art Carney) is based, more or less, on the playwright of the piece, Rod Serling. Serling has alluded to this in several interviews. See more »

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What a terrific expose of what the true face of behind the scene actual ly is, in the entertainment industry. The tale of a hard working screenplayer who stops at nothing to be at the top, surrounded by wolves, jackals, cut-throats rotten people he will have to trust to succeed. Rod Serling did a magnificent job here, so much as we may suppose that it's here a sort of autobiography. The entertainment jungle. Leslie Nielsen is outstanding as a supporting character, but the lead one played by Art Carney is much convincing too. The evolution of this very character from the beginning to the end is truly outstanding. A magnificent piece of work, directed by the future great Franklin Schaffner. A lost must see if you can catch it.

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