Telephone Time (1956–1958)
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Pit-a-Pit and the Dragon 

A missionary in 1903 Philippines befriends a young island boy, Pit-a-Pit, teaching him English and the ways of civilization. As he matures, he attends medical school because he wants to ... See full summary »

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(teleplay), (story material) (as Rev. Clifford E. Barry Nobles)
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John Nesbitt ...
Himself - Host
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Pit-a-Pit
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Reverend Walter C. Clapp (as Larry Dobkin)
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Miss Waterman
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Patriarch
Bob Okazaki ...
Pit-a-Pit's father
Lisa Wong ...
Maria
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Dabney
David Waldor ...
Pomfret
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Young Pit-a-Pit (as Bart Bradley)
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A missionary in 1903 Philippines befriends a young island boy, Pit-a-Pit, teaching him English and the ways of civilization. As he matures, he attends medical school because he wants to become a modern doctor to his superstitious people. He is put to the test by the local leaders who present him with a very ill woman needing prompt surgery; if she dies, they plan to kill him in retribution. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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18 June 1957 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A bit old fashioned but worth seeing.
9 February 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Most folks have never heard of the TV show "Telephone Time" and the chances of them seeing this episode are very slim...and that makes you very unusual for even seeing this review. However, a few years ago I discovered archive.org--a website often linked to the IMDb pages. This is a public domain repository where you can view and download many things--including movies, cartoons and old television shows. Since then, I've discovered many wonderful TV shows and that's how I came upon "Pit-a-Pit and the Dragon", a supposedly true story about a Filipino boy who was adopted by the local missionary and was sent to be educated in the States. Unfortunately, he encountered many prejudiced people along the way but persevered because he wanted to become a doctor and help his people. But, in the process, he often found himself hated by both the whites and his own people.

The show seemed a bit overly melodramatic but was enjoyable nonetheless. It won't change your life but is interesting and worth trying.


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