The Star and the Story: Season 1, Episode 6

Brief Affair (12 Feb. 1955)

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Episode cast overview:
Pat Lowry
Craig Stevens ...
Richard Lowry
Whitfield Connor ...
Dick Simmons ...
Lorna Thayer ...
Mrs. Hanson
Maura Murphy ...
Arliss Mathews
Jerrilyn Flannery ...
Cindy Lowry
Walter 'PeeWee' Flannery ...
Kenny Lowry (as Walter Flannery)


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12 February 1955 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Excellent Drama, Very Adult for 1955
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this on Amazon Prime. This episode is about a man (Craig Stevens) who seems to have the perfect wife (Joanne Dru) and family. This turns out to be an illusion as he reveals that he has been having an affair with another woman at his office. He is in love with her and wants a divorce. Surprisingly, his wife refuses to grant him the divorce. She offers instead to try and make his marriage better. She demands three months for them to work things out. If at the end of three months he still wants a divorce, she will give it to him. Complicating things is that the wife also has an admirer who wants to have an affair with her.

It is important to remember that this was before marriage counseling. The three month trial period is a wonderful plot device.

Everything is handled in a serious, thoughtful and believable style. It is fulled with surprises and twists. This is a very well done dramatic television episode. It is definitely worth watching.

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