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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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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Carl Baxter
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Minna Baxter
Dan Tobin ...
George Lennox
Joan Camden ...
Mrs. Mitchell
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Welfare Woman
Virginia Christine ...
Clerk
Eddie Firestone ...
Young Father
Leonard Bremen ...
Bartender (as Lennie Bremen)
Gene Hardy ...
Young Man
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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
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Composed by Jean Paul Egide Martini (1980)
Played on Christmas bells in department store
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