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Death of a Salesman (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 8 May 1966
An abridged award-winning television adaptation of a famous play about an aging travelling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone, and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.

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Alex Segal

Writer:

Arthur Miller (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stanley Adams ... Stanley
Edward Andrews ... Charley
Lee J. Cobb ... Willy Loman
Albert Dekker ... Ben
Mildred Dunnock ... Linda Loman
James Farentino ... Happy Loman
Marc Fiorini ... Stanley
June Foray ... Jenny
Bernie Kopell ... Howard
Joan Patrick ... Miss Forsythe
Marge Redmond ... Woman in Hotel
George Segal ... Biff Loman
Karen Steele ... Letta
Gene Wilder ... Bernard
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An abridged award-winning television adaptation of a famous play about an aging travelling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone, and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La muerte de un viajante See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography "Timebends", Arthur Miller speculated that his unconscious mind picked the name "Loman" for Willy Loman, the protagonist of "Death of a Salesman", based on his conscious experience of being thrilled by The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), which featured a character named "Inspector Lohmann". See more »

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This is a play that will endure for all generations to come
3 July 1999 | by toto-19See all my reviews

This is my favorite adaption of the play, "Death of a Salesman". The play itself is timeless and could be portrayed in a modern setting (with some updating). Willie Loman and his family will always exist as long as people in all walks or professions are perceived as being past their prime and a liability rather than an asset to society. It is a tragic episode in the life of a family that outgrow dreams and ambitions and must accept reality and human imperfection.

I have had arguments over the fact that I believed Gene Wilder played Bernard in this play before he became prominent in a movie career. This cast is unique with such excellent actors as Mildred Dunnock, Lee J. Cobb, George Segal, James Farrentino, Bernie Koppell and the remaining members of the cast.


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