Campbell Summer Soundstage: Season 2, Episode 2

Something for an Empty Briefcase (17 Jul. 1953)
"Campbell Playhouse" Something for an Empty Briefcase (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 47 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(television play)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 18 titles
created 13 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Something for an Empty Briefcase (17 Jul 1953)

Something for an Empty Briefcase (17 Jul 1953) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Campbell Summer Soundstage.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 51 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Susan Douglas Rubes ...
Noli (as Susan Douglas)
...
Joe
Don Hanmer ...
Mickey
Robert Middleton ...
Sloane
Frank Maxwell ...
Lou
Peter Gumeny ...
The Policeman (as Pete Gumeny)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Release Date:

17 July 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

After Sloane roughs up Joe and leaves, Joe stumbles against the sink. It almost falls to the floor, revealing that it's only a prop. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Poor script, decent performances.
27 September 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

James Dean stars as Joe, a small-time criminal who just got out of jail yet again. He is feeling conflicted however--he only knows petty crime but wants more in life. Heck, he wants to be somebody--the type guy who walks to work carrying a briefcase. But, instead of going to work, he decides to pull one last robbery. He tries to mug a young lady, Noli (Susan Douglas) but something odd happens (something that just seemed impossibly improbable)--police come along as he's attempting to rob her AND YET SHE DOES NOT TELL THE POLICE ABOUT THIS. Instead, she protects him and afterwards they begin a romance. Improbable? You betcha! What's next? Give it a look if you'd like at archive.org.

The plot is a bit dopey and difficult to believe. But, for James Dean fans there is plenty here to like--with LOTS of brooding and angst--the sort of stuff that made him famous. All others might do better to look elsewhere. And, if you want a similar sort of plot but done better, try another TV show of the day, "Studio 7--Time of Day" starring Charles Bronson and Peggy Ann Garner.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Something for an Empty Briefcase (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?