Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner ... See full summary »
Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and ... See full summary »
An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.
Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
The original Broadway production of "Gideon" by Paddy Chayefsky opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on November 9, 1961, ran for 236 performances and was nominated for the 1962 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »
"Gideon" is a wonderful play and was a memorable TV production. The Gideon of the title is an ordinary shepherd, as I recall, and when the Angel of God asks him to do something, Gideon stubbornly refuses. The play is their continuing debate on obedience versus disobedience to God, and Peter Ustinov and Jose Ferrer give superior performances. I've never forgotten "Gideon" and long to see it again. I hope it still exists in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film vault. In the 1970s, Sister Mary Corita Kent used an apt quotation from the play for one of her powerful posters: "It is Passion, Gideon, that carries a man to God, and passion is a balky beast.... Yet it inspirits man's sessile soul above his own inadequate world and makes real such things as beauty, fancy, love, and God.... Passion is the very fact of God in man that makes him other than a brute...." Ustinov and Ferrer brought their own great passion to this play and it ought to be restored (if necessary) and shown again.
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