Screen Directors Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 5

Want Ad Wedding (2 Nov. 1955)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance
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A stranger in a large city places a newspaper advertisement requesting guests at his wedding.


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Episode credited cast:
Jimmy Lydon ...
Lt. Fred Green (as James Lydon)
Polly Parker
Col. T. Jennings Parker / Pop
Richard Webb ...
Hank Douglas
Chet Buchanan
Jacqueline deWit ...
Mercedes Fairfax
Jan Shepard ...
Cpl. Stella Baker
Vici Raaf ...
Doretta (as Vicki Raaf)
Pitt Herbert ...
Fay Roope ...
Rev. Walker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William A. Seiter ...
Himself - in Prologue


A stranger in a large city places a newspaper advertisement requesting guests at his wedding.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




Release Date:

2 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Witless comedy
16 December 2013 | by (California) – See all my reviews

William A. Seiter was an experienced comedy director, who guided such classic films as Laurel & Hardy's "Sons of the Desert", but he fell on his face with this one. This forced, unfunny comedy about a goofy navy lieutenant who wins a free wedding in a department-store promotion is beneath Seiter's considerable talents. The script is pure hackwork, with painfully obvious, predictable and unfunny "jokes", the laugh track is incredibly annoying and unnecessary, the performances by a cast experienced--for the most part--at comedy are not particularly good and not helped at all by Seiter's heavy-handed direction. The whole thing looks suspiciously like a failed sitcom pilot, and if that's the case it deserved to fail. It's a complete dud and embarrassing to watch.

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