In the small Dutch village of Kattwyk-am-Zee, Mayor Van Borkem bemoans the fate of the town. Once a mecca for tourists because of the Red Mill, a landmark, the town now is neglected. The ... See full summary »

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Delbert Mann

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Henry Martyn Blossom (book) (as Henry Blossom), Robert Alan Aurthur (adaptation)
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Episode credited cast:
Edward Andrews ... Mayor Jan Van Borkem
Shirley Jones ... Gretchen Van Damm
Harpo Marx ... Narrator
Elaine May ... Candy Carter
Mike Nichols ... Rod Carter
Donald O'Connor ... Johnny Shaw
Evelyn Rudie ... Narrator
Elaine Stritch ... Aunt Bertha
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In the small Dutch village of Kattwyk-am-Zee, Mayor Van Borkem bemoans the fate of the town. Once a mecca for tourists because of the Red Mill, a landmark, the town now is neglected. The mayor informs Bertha, who operates a local inn, and her pretty niece Gretchen, that he has an offer from the Brussels World's Fair to buy the mill. Meanwhile, in a expensive car on route to the Brussels World's Fair, Hollywood movie stars Rod and Candy Carter and their friend and "producer" Johnny Shaw arrive and take an interest in the Mill. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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19 April 1958 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This was Elaine May's last television acting role until Crisis in Six Scenes (2016) 58 years later. See more »

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Version of The Red Mill (1927) See more »

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Can be viewed at Museum of Radio and Television in Los Angeles
10 April 2006 | by kk-148See all my reviews

Updated version of Victor Herbert's 2 act operetta. Shirley Jones and Elaine Strich play sisters who own the Red Mill whose arms won't turn until true love returns to their town. Enter Elaine May and Mike Nichols as spoiled Hollywood actors with Donald O'Connor as their go-fer. Shirley and Donald realize they are substituting dreams for life and promptly fall in love. Elaine captures the elusive mayor, the egotistical actors rediscover their passion, everyone kisses and the mill turns again.

Nichols and May are hilarious; O'Connor dances up a storm; Shirley's voice soars and Eliane Strich is salty as the sadder but wiser elder sister.

Delightful and worth viewing.


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