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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Comedy | Drama | Romance
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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 Iceman Cometh (TV Movie 1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man, convicted of a crime and imprisoned in the penitentiary, comes to believe that his wife is being unfaithful to him. He contrives his escape from the prison in order to seek her... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mitsuko Mito, Toshirô Mifune
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting and befriending Taro, Rokuro decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Sugie
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa
Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada
Nora inu (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When his pistol is stolen, police detective Murakami is humiliated, especially when the gun is later implicated in a crime. Working with his superior, Chief Detective Sato, Murakami works ... See full summary »

Director: Azuma Morisaki
Stars: Tetsuya Watari, Shinsuke Ashida, Keiko Matsuzaka
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Stage sword-fighting and fencing instructor and choreographer, or 'tateshi', Ichikawa Danpei was a man so focused on his art and job at hand that he fails to notice how the times are ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino
Stars: Utaemon Ichikawa, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Isuzu Yamada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Raf Vallone, Jean Sorel, Maureen Stapleton
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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)
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 Bin / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Inez (No Exit) / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 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)
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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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