Four Star Playhouse: Season 2, Episode 14

The Gift (24 Dec. 1953)

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Businessman Carl Baxter is a good boss for 364 days a year, but his memories of his estrangement with his son causes his mood to change at Christmas.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Carl Baxter
Minna Baxter
Dan Tobin ...
George Lennox
Joan Camden ...
Mrs. Mitchell
Welfare Woman
Virginia Christine ...
Eddie Firestone ...
Young Father
Leonard Bremen ...
Bartender (as Lennie Bremen)
Gene Hardy ...
Young Man


A businessman becomes moody and difficult ever year at Christmas because of his estranged son, who refused to follow in his footsteps and became a geologist instead. He sees his wife helping orphans and he has a change of heart about celebrating the Yuletide season. Written by David Bassler

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Minna Baxter: [to Carl] But, darling, you can't invest in children. They're not like stocks and bonds.
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Plaisir d'Amour
Composed by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1980)
Played on Christmas bells in department store
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