A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy, and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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Series cast summary:
Robert Emhardt ...  Governor Fuller / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1961
Milton Berle ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1959
Jimmy Durante ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1961
Bob Hope ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1959-1961
Larry Blyden ...  Sammy Glick 3 episodes, 1959-1960
E.G. Marshall ...  William Thompson / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1960
Milton Selzer ...  Julian Blumberg / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1960
Royal Beal Royal Beal ...  Walter Ripley / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Stuart Germain Stuart Germain ...  Judge Webster Thayer / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Ben Grauer Ben Grauer ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 1960
Steven Hill ...  Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Lucille Ball ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1959
Teresa Wright ...  Julia Grant / ... 2 episodes, 1960
Ralph Bellamy ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ...  General Buckner / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Cedric Hardwicke ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Tim O'Connor ...  Jabez Stone 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Sidney Blackmer ...  H.L. Harrington 2 episodes, 1959
Nat 'King' Cole ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1959
Norman Fell ...  Sammy's Brother 2 episodes, 1959
John Forsythe ...  Al Manheim 2 episodes, 1959
Jay Lawrence Jay Lawrence ...  Sheik Romero 2 episodes, 1959
Horace McMahon ...  Mike Crowley 2 episodes, 1959
Dina Merrill ...  Laurette Harrington 2 episodes, 1959
Nelson Olmsted ...  Ben Osborne 2 episodes, 1959
David Opatoshu ...  Sidney Fineman 2 episodes, 1959
William Post Jr. ...  Lucky Westover 2 episodes, 1959
Barbara Rush ...  Kit Sargent 2 episodes, 1959
Monique van Vooren ...  Zizi Molnari 2 episodes, 1959
Earl Wilson ...  Earl Wilson 2 episodes, 1959
Humphrey Davis Humphrey Davis ...  Captain Feidman / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Allen Nourse Allen Nourse ...  Governor Yates / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Alfred Sandor Alfred Sandor ...  Lieutenant Hodges / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Howard St. John ...  Gen. George Washington / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Martin Balsam ...  Nicola Sacco 2 episodes, 1960
John C. Becher John C. Becher ...  Chief Stewart 2 episodes, 1960
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ...  Prison Guard 2 episodes, 1960
Tom Carlin Tom Carlin ...  Gardner Jackson 2 episodes, 1960
Tom Clancy Tom Clancy ...  Will H. Daly 2 episodes, 1960
Harry Davis Harry Davis ...  Michael Levangie / ... 2 episodes, 1960
Dana Elcar ...  Newspaperman 2 episodes, 1960
Rex Everhart ...  Officer LeBaron 2 episodes, 1960
Wyley Hancock Wyley Hancock ...  John Vaney 2 episodes, 1960
Anne Hegira Anne Hegira ...  Lola Andrews 2 episodes, 1960
Mary James Mary James ...  Mary Splaine 2 episodes, 1960
House Jameson ...  A. Lawrence Lowell 2 episodes, 1960
Dan Morgan Dan Morgan ...  Captain Proctor 2 episodes, 1960
Carroll O'Connor ...  Frederick Katzman 2 episodes, 1960
Christopher Plummer ...  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 2 episodes, 1960
Charles Tyner ...  Clerk 2 episodes, 1960
Ben Yaffee Ben Yaffee ...  C.A. Barr 2 episodes, 1960
Lowell Thomas ...  Host / ... 2 episodes, 1961
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy, and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NBC Sunday Showcase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Around 1956, Eddie Fisher and his agent Lew Wasserman were discussing roles for Fisher's acting debut. A project being discussed at the time was "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg. Fisher wanted to play aggressive Producer Sammy Glick, "the ultimate Jewish hustler. I knew a lot of real Sammy Glicks, and I felt confident that was a character I could play." Lew Wasserman decided that the character was too much of a classic negative Jewish stereotype, and that it would be bad for Fisher to play it. So Fisher went in the complete opposite direction (in retrospect, perhaps too far) with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the squeaky clean comedy that Fisher hated, Bundle of Joy (1956), a film made to capitalize on the birth of their daughter, future "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. The Schulberg project "What Makes Sammy Run?" was eventually produced in two parts for this show, episodes #1.2 and #1.3. See more »

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