Screen Directors Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 25

A Ticket for Thaddeus (9 May 1956)

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A Polish refugee and new citizen gets involved in a slight car accident, but he doesn't fully understand American life, and believes he will be sent to a concentration camp.

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Judge
Clem Bevans ...
Jessup
Russ Conway ...
1st Officer
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Bowen (as Alan Hale)
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Thaddeus Kubaczik
Narda Onyx ...
Kathi Kubaczik
Frances Robinson ...
Mrs. Preston
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A Polish refugee and new citizen gets involved in a slight car accident, but he doesn't fully understand American life, and believes he will be sent to a concentration camp.

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The opening announcer pronounces the title as A Ticket for "The-DAY-us," which is an incorrect pronunciation of "Thaddeus." In the actual production, the actors use the correct "THAD-ee-us" or, among the Polish characters, the similar "THAD-ee-ush." See more »

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They Don't Make Them Like This Any More
21 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a nice little half hour! A poor hard-working refugee from a fascist Nazi regime learns a lesson about tolerance and justice in America. The Screen Director's Playhouse series hits yet another home run.

The entire cast was great, but I was especially impressed with Alan Hale Jr. and Raymond Bailey. Is it possible that the lovable Skipper from Gilligan's Island could credibly play an obnoxious and borderline racist butt hole? Answer: Yes! Great job. And is it possible that the cold-hearted money-hungry Mr. Drysdale from the Beverly Hillbillies could play a fair-minded and compassionate judge? Again, yes! And a bonus surprise: Raymond Bailey had a lot less hair in this show than his Mr. Drysdale did ten years later.

Old fashioned American patriotism, reverence for immigrants, and a very slow-paced traffic court hearing that would defy credibility in today's fast-paced world. You won't see anything like this again -- at least for a while.


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