General Electric Theater: Season 6, Episode 9

Imp on a Cobweb Leash (1 Dec. 1957)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(awaiting 5 votes)
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of General Electric Theater.
« Previous Episode | 148 of 301 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
J. Willingham Bardley
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Mr. Coldwell (as Thomas B. Henry)
Anne Hunter ...
Grace Fitch
Margaret Irving ...
Mrs. Wilson
Walter Woolf King ...
Harrison Fitch
Joyce Meadows ...
Miss Coulter
Howard Smith ...
T.J. Wilson
Joan Tetzel ...
Martha Bardley
...
O'Hara
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1957 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fred Astaire's TV debut. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful fantasy, once seen never forgotten
17 October 2006 | by (Sacramento, CA USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this episode of GE THEATRE on TV when I was nine years old, and I've never forgotten it. I don't know why my folks let me stay up that late on a school night, but they did, and I thought it was hilarious. If I remember correctly, Fred Astaire plays a Madison Avenue executive who one day gives a panhandler some change and the bum, supposedly in gratitude (but really to get rid of it), gives Fred his "imp on a cobweb leash." Fred says yeah, right, whatever, thanks, and goes his way. But all day he's shaking his hand like he's trying to get something off his fingers, and he starts doing weird stuff. I remember he has a bunch of big-shots from work over for a barbecue and he makes them sit around slurping their martinis through straws, then he barbecues their hamburgers until they're little charred bricks. I don't remember much beyond that, but the story, and the idea of an imp on a cobweb leash, has always stayed with me.

At the time, I didn't even know who Fred Astaire was. In fact, later, when I started seeing his movies on TV, I remember thinking, "Hey, that's the guy from 'Imp on a Cobweb Leash.'" Anyhow, I remember GE THEATRE as one of the very best of the anthology series from the 1950s; they always had big stars in great stories, and this is one I still remember. Hopefully some enterprising distributor will someday gather some of these episodes into a DVD package.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sammy Davis Jr. in The Patsy bobgamache444
GE Theater Episodes - rrockwell124516
The Patsy egreenmachine
Episode : MR. BLUE OCEAN 1954 NormaBates88
'I'm a Fool' philosophymom
g.e.theatre, 'the 1st hundred years' episode wgadamsjr
Discuss Imp on a Cobweb Leash (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?