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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Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry
The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series 1961)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Art Carney
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles
Death of a Salesman (TV Movie 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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.

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Stanley Adams, Edward Andrews, Lee J. Cobb
The Scarecrow (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Nina Foch, Norman Lloyd, Blythe Danner
Thursday's Game (TV Movie 1974)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Moore
Stars: Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart, Ellen Burstyn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A funny anthology featuring various sketches about people having trouble with love and sex.

Director: Dwight Hemion
Stars: Marlo Thomas, Jean Stapleton, Art Garfunkel
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 Lady in Question (TV Movie 1999)
Mystery | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    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
Rhinoceros (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    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
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black
Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie 1999)
Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Terry O'Quinn
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Series cast summary:
Myron McCormick ...
 Larry Slade / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
 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)
Ludwig Donath ...
 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)
Kevin Coughlin ...
 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)
Lonny Chapman ...
 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)
Eva Le Gallienne ...
 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)
Nancy Wickwire ...
 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)
Siobhan McKenna ...
 Dona Ana / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Ghost / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
Jules Munshin ...
 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)
Arthur Treacher ...
 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)
Patricia Jessel
(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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