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"Armstrong Circle Theatre" The Bells of Cockaigne (1953)

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17 November 1953 (Season 4, Episode 12)
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gene Lockhart ... Pat

James Dean ... Joey Frasier

Vaughn Taylor ... Jonesy
Donalee Marans ... Margie
John Dennis ... Rivnock
Karl Lukas ... Kreuger
William Thunhurst Jr. ... Mike (as William Thunhurst)
Si Vario ... Eddie
Tige Andrews ... Sam
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Sherry ... Himself - Host
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Episode Crew
Directed by
James Sheldon 
 
Writing credits
George Lowther (by)

Produced by
Hudson Faucett .... producer (as Hudson Faussett)
 
Original Music by
Harold Levey 
 
Set Decoration by
Mel Bourne (settings)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Light .... associate director
 
Art Department
Bob Krouskoff .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Norman Ogg .... audio
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James F. Gibbings .... lighting (as James Gibbings)
William Little .... video camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Boxhorn .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Harold Levey .... conductor
 
Other crew
Allan Henderson .... technical director
 

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Directed by
William Corrigan (episode "Divorces Anonymous") (episode "Flight Number 387 from Budapest") (episode "Man in the Shadow") (episode "Slow Assassination")
John Fitchen (episode "Broadway Trust")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vance Bourjaily  (episode "Divorces Anonymous")
Jerome Cameron 
Harold Gast  (episode "Flight Number 387 from Budapest")
Agnes Nixon 
David Padwa  (episode "Man in the Shadow")
Philip H. Reisman Jr.  (episode "Three Homes for Danny")
Boris Simon  book
Douglas Stone 
Don Taylor 
Irve Tunick  (episode "Operation Deep Freeze") (episode "Silent Assassination")

Original Music by
Will Schaefer 
 
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30 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Just saw this on Movieflix.com, 20 February 2008
Author: mickeeteeze from United States

This is a basic TV "Armstrong Playhouse" production from 1953. Needless to say, I watched it to see young Dean. He plays a down on his luck warehouse worker with a sick child at home. He's trying to win at poker during his lunch break, but isn't too lucky there either. Gene Lockhart plays a kindly old worker that only gambles on the "Newspapers Dollar Lotto". He dreams of one day winning and going back to Ireland. He's a kindly old sort; always taking time to advise the Dean character who is basically mad at the world, and his lot in life. There is an interesting scene in which Dean's wife shows up during the poker game, probably to get his pay. When Dean gets up to leave, another player starts a little brawl to keep him there, as Dean has won the others money....and he wants a chance to win it back. You do see flashes of what we'd later see here. Just a fascinating little thing....less than a half hour watch. The ending is kind of predictable. It's really just worth seeing for the young Dean. He was probably still in training at the Actors Studio in NYC, as I'm sure this was taped in NY. It probably fed him for a month or two while in NY trying to make a break.

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