An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Joseph Cotten ...  Himself - Host 4 episodes, 1955-1956
Jesse White ...  Doberman / ... 4 episodes, 1956-1957
Carl Benton Reid ...  Dr, Merriam / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Grandon Rhodes ...  Capt. Stanley / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Robert Foulk ...  Clovis / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Richard Collier Richard Collier ...  Todd / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Alan Napier ...  Governor / ... 3 episodes, 1956
Harry Carter ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Frank Sully ...  Jake / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Johnny Washbrook Johnny Washbrook ...  Danny Morgan / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Doris Lloyd ...  Lady Beatrice / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Willis Bouchey ...  Alderson / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Eleanor Audley ...  Governor's Wife / ... 3 episodes, 1956
Robert Griffin ...  Bartender / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Noel Drayton Noel Drayton ...  Alfred Bridges / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Philip Tonge ...  Buzzy Loring / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Katherine Warren ...  Amelia Newcombe / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Teresa Wright ...  Doris Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Ricardo Montalban ...  Cicero / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Eduard Franz ...  Dr. Benson / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Gavin Muir ...  Harry / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Maudie Prickett ...  Miss Prossy / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Joey Ray Joey Ray ...  Tribune Reporter 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Macdonald Carey ...  Fred Gaily / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Cameron Mitchell ...  Donald Martin / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Richard Conte ...  Barney Fowler / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Mark Damon ...  Harold / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Regis Toomey ...  Ephraim Strong / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Carolyn Jones ...  Marcia Bridges / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Ray Collins ...  Callicott / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
James Griffith ...  Sgt. Pickens / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Roy Roberts ...  Dan Chancellor / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Alan Hale Jr. ...  Boyle / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Beverly Washburn ...  Kate as a Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ...  Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Barbara Woodell ...  Mary Elgin / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Don Beddoe ...  Mr. Macy / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Whit Bissell ...  Dr. Pierce / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Mort Mills ...  First Brother / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Dan Riss ...  Doc MacGowen / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ...  Hotel Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
John Cliff ...  Jackson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Herb Vigran ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Richard Crane ...  Clark / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Clark Howat ...  Farley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ...  Freddie Ames / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Jack Rice Jack Rice ...  Mr. Robinson 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Louis Towers Louis Towers ...  Jackie / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Jess Kirkpatrick ...  Draftsman #1 / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Barry Coe ...  John Apley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Arthur Franz ...  Ben Macready / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Kipp Hamilton ...  Christina Bradley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Ann Harding ...  Abigail Clay / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Craig Hill ...  Adam Clay / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Ray Teal ...  Bartlett / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Joy Lafleur Joy Lafleur ...  Ethel / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ...  Bates / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Torin Thatcher ...  Captain McCrea / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Robert Wagner ...  Gil Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Michael Wilding ...  Captain Robert Wilton / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Trevor Bardette ...  Aikens / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul Birch ...  John Albertson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Walter Coy ...  Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Lisa Golm Lisa Golm ...  Tessie Vardosch / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Harry Harvey ...  Al Neavins / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ...  Dispatch Rider 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Jerry Paris ...  Ferguson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Barney Phillips ...  Max / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Denver Pyle ...  Charley / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
George E. Stone ...  Angelo / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Gail Bonney ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Todd Ferrell Todd Ferrell ...  Mark King / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Nina Foch ...  Joan Byrnes / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Queenie Leonard ...  Maid / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Herbert Lytton ...  Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Gary Merrill ...  Alan Byrnes / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Marilyn Saris Marilyn Saris ...  Maria / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Irene Seidner Irene Seidner ...  Mrs. Schneider / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Parley Baer ...  George Wixted / ... 2 episodes, 1957
William Challee ...  Malatta / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Lloyd Corrigan ...  Capt. Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Benny Rubin ...  Poker Player / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Sydney Smith ...  Dewey Roberts / ... 2 episodes, 1957
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hour of Stars See more »

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Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System) (season 2)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some better then originals
20 June 2005 | by marbleannSee all my reviews

I love this show. Robert Wagner starts the show off as the host. He mentions that these TV shows were made to combat TV back in the 50's. And instead of going to the movies, the movies came to us at home. These are remakes of very famous movies such as Laura, Miracle at 34th St, All My Sons, the Ox Bow Incident. Some IMO are better then the movies because they are not as long as the originals. The remake of Laura was on par with the original because of its length. Laura was a movie which was very good but it only really needed 45 minutes to tell. Even though no one can replace Clifton Webb, it was still very good. Same with the Last Patriach, which is a remake of Broken Lance and All My Sons. John Cassavettes played the angry young son who served 5 years n prison only to have his 2 brothers turn on him when he comes home. No one can play the angry young man like him, no one. Also the remake was 47 minute, all I think was needed to tell this much duplicated story. Take a look at this show. You see a lot of future big names doing some of them. Or a lot of older established actors. The sets are not as lavish as the original movies and the shows are at the most 50 minutes longs. But in this case less is better


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