This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan
The Lady in Question (TV Movie 1999)
Mystery | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra
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Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter, Jack Warden
The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi
Certificate: M Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith
The Group (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman
Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter
ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy
100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman
Comedy | Romance
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Director: Sidney Lumet
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Myron McCormick ...
 Larry Slade / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Lady Hurf (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank Conroy ...
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 Bin / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Inez (No Exit) / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Larry Blyden ...
 Hector / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Hugo (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 George / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Donald Davis ...
 Hector / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Corbaccio / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Myrtle (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Estelle (No Exit) / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Don Parritt / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Channon / ... (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Berton (3 episodes, 1960)
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 James Hyland / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
Milton Selzer ...
 Mathmetician / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
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 General Piet Wetjoen (3 episodes, 1960)
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 Madame Ranevskaya / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Estragon / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Hugo (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Father Shaughnessy / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Joyce Lane (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Antoinette / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Dr. Bonfant / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
Alvin Epstein ...
 Camille / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
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 Halvard Solness / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 The Boy (2 episodes, 1961)
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 Hopkins / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Epihodoff (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Byron Russell ...
 Fiers (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Angel / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
(2 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Eva (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Eric Berry ...
 Aegeus / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Friend Ed (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Mestizo (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Pauline Flanagan ...
 Juno Boyle / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Avenging Angel / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Dodi's Friend (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Harry Percy / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Gustave / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frederick Rolf ...
 Executioner / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Rifkele (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Morris Carnovsky ...
 Aaron Katz / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Ed (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Cradeau (No Exit) (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jane Connell
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 Porter / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Barbara Dana ...
 Nora (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Will (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Jane / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Dons Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Cora / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Barney (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Ajax (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 John Custer (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Madama Raquin / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Verena Talbo (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Andy / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
James Patterson ...
 Lexy / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Joseph / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joanna Roos ...
 Aline Solness (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Morgan Sterne ...
 Verna (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Canina (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Joe Warren ...
 Glenn (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Sara / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Nina Wilcox ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Pearl (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Willie Oban (2 episodes, 1960)
Hildy Brooks ...
 Margie (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Carl / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Cora (2 episodes, 1960)
Harrison Dowd ...
 Jimmy Tomorrow (2 episodes, 1960)
Evans Evans ...
 Colomba (2 episodes, 1960)
Maxwell Glanville ...
 Joe Mott (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Herda Sarclet / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ghoul / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Horgan ...
 Paris / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Poet propagandist (2 episodes, 1960)
Walter Klavun ...
 Ed Mosher (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Leah / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Belle (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Gene / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Margaret (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Dona Ana / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ghost / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Kossa / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Fran Myers ...
 Clementine / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Grace Wilson / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Abigail Sarclet / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Rocky (2 episodes, 1960)
Farrell Pelly ...
 Harry Hope (2 episodes, 1960)
Ronald Radd ...
 The Captain (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Innkeeper (2 episodes, 1960)
Michael Shille ...
 Rabbi Samson / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Hilde Wangel / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Chuck (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Lawyer Busiris / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Moran (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Pat (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ida / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
(2 episodes, 1961)
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 Harry / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

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Narrator: The deed is done. The lover rushes from the place of assignation. Was it touch, or deep, thrusting consummation? The answer awaits, covered by the webbed hand of night. Yet, in this full-chested singing, surely there is triumph, exultation, mastery of she who nightly beckoned in pale mockery across space no longer endless?
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Another interesting example of televised dramatic performances from the "golden age" of television.
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see one production of this series (actually two of the productions for consecutive weeks) on the cable station of CUNY. It was the two part production of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH that starred Jason Robarts as Hickey and Myron McCormack as Larry (the old Anarchist). Robert Redford appeared in an early role as did Roland Winters (as the Boer General) and Herb Voland as one of the detectives in the last act. It was quite a good kine-scope of the production, and a rarity as there are few performances of Robarts in O'Neill plays (the only two television productions I can think of is the two man play HUGHIE he did in the late 1980s, and THE MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN with Colleen Dewhurst - as well as the film version of A LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT with Hepburn, Richardson, and Stockwell). It seems to me that the productions were probably worth watching (they include Euripedes MEDEA, Anouith's THE WALTZ OF THE TORREADORS, and CHEKHOV's THE CHERRY ORCHARD. One wishes these gold mines of classic dramas would be released again (if they still exist). The one called THE WORLD OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM (with Jack Gilford , Zero Mostel, and Nancy Walker among others) was considered a classic in it's day.


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