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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Death of a Salesman (TV Movie 1966)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An abridged award-winning TV adaptation of a famous play about an aging traveling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.

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Rhinoceros (1974)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director: Tom O'Horgan
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Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Myron McCormick ...
 Larry Slade / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Lady Hurf (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank Conroy ...
 Canon Matt Lavelle / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Peterbono / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Leueen MacGrath ...
 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
(2 episodes, 1960-1961)
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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)
William Kerwin ...
 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)
Tom Pedi ...
 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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