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"Kraft Theatre" Patterns (1955)"Kraft Television Theatre" Patterns (original title)

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Original Air Date:
12 January 1955 (Season 8, Episode 16)
Fred Staples is the newest executive in a large firm. He strikes up a friendship with Andy Sloane, the Vice President to whom he nominally reports... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fielder Cook 
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Rod Serling (written by)

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Stephen Vincent Benet  (episode "Child is Born, A")

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Also Known As:
"Kraft Television Theatre: Patterns (#8.16)" - USA (original title)
60 min
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According to PBS's American Master's series web site, this drama was so popular that it became the first live drama in television history to be broadcast twice due to popularity. The drama was broadcast as both episodes 16 and 20 of season 8. Both broadcasts were done live, not on kinescope, videotape, or film.See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Patterns, 6 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

An interesting story about the cutthroat world of big business. I definitely enjoyed the nuances of the script, which seems to be defining heroes and villains at the start but evolves into something more complex. It's not merely anti-corporate soapbox rhetoric. The performances are quite good, including frequent noir actors Everett Sloane, Ed Begley and Richard Kiley. But although I appreciate the skill and effort required to produce these plays as live television, it's not a form that excites me. It all comes off a bit flat, even in the most tense moments.

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