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"The United States Steel Hour" A Wind from the South (1955)

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Original Air Date:
14 September 1955 (Season 3, Episode 6)
Season 3, Episode 6 of The United States Steel Hour (1953). | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Julie Harris ... Shivawn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Clark ... Bernard
James Congdon ... Jack
Lawrence Fletcher ... Ned Kelly
Michael Higgins ... Liam
Mary Michael ... Lou
Grania O'Malley ... Biddy
Farrell Pelly ... Pat
Haila Stoddard ... Jean
Donald Woods ... Robert

Roy Scheider ... Dancer (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Daniel Petrie 
Cordelia Stone 
Writing credits
James Costigan (writer)

Music Department
Merv Griffin .... vocalist: theme song

Series Crew
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Produced by
Marshall Jamison .... executive producer (1956-1958)
Marshall Jamison .... producer (1956-1958)
Original Music by
Wladimir Selinsky 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Sameth .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
J.J. Lupatkin .... camera operator
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In the dance hall scene, the camera tracks briefly two couples dancing. One of the men was an extra named Andrew John Petersen, and the other was a young actor named Roy Scheider.See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Song more notable than the drama, 11 January 2011
Author: getyourdander from United States

This is a very Irish production. In fact there is a sequence of kids doing Irish Dance in this which is exactly the same as is still done with kids today. As far as I know, this is the first television presentation of Irish Dance that I have seen.

The title song was sung live for this show by a young singer named Merv Griffin who would go on to create Wheel of Fortune & do afternoon talk shows. He had a buffet named after him in Atlantic City. While it is a nice song, like the drama presentation it is not real memorable.

The introduction on the Criterion DVD is more interesting than the actual show. Seems that Julie Harris co-star fell in love with her doing the show. He readily admits it even though both of them were married at the time.

Would say if your Irish, this show might have have more interest than a general viewer. Still it is a decent program especially considering the live aspect of the performances.

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