Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
7.1/10
44
1 user

Christmas at the 53rd 

The boys from the 53rd put on a Christmas review. Two Gilbert & Sullivan parodies featuring Capt. Block & Muldoon, a heart-tugging song from Toody, and other sketches.

Director:

Al De Caprio

Writers:

Nat Hiken (created by), Terry Ryan | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody
Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon
Alice Ghostley ... Bonita Kalsheim
Paul Reed ... Captain Paul Block
Carl Ballantine ... Al Henderson
Al Lewis ... Officer Leo Schnauser
Mickey Deems Mickey Deems ... Officer Charlie Fleischer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nipsey Russell ... Officer Dave Anderson
Edit

Storyline

The boys from the 53rd put on a Christmas review. Two Gilbert & Sullivan parodies featuring Capt. Block & Muldoon, a heart-tugging song from Toody, and other sketches.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eupolis Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Viewers may have been surprised to discover that Paul Reed ("Capt. Block") possessed a fine baritone singing voice during the "Gilbert & Sullivan"-type musical number at the beginning of the episode. Reed was a trained singer and had appeared in many Broadway musicals before his stint on this series. See more »

Connections

References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
(uncredited)
Written by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh
Performed by Joe E. Ross (vocal) and Fred Gwynne (acoustic guitar)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There's Talent At The 53rd Precinct!
29 September 2011 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It's the annual Christmas Party at the precinct, and the kids are running wild, grabbing fingerprint ink, stealing Santa's hair, etc. But then everyone settles down to watch a talent show.

Captain Block does a musical-comedy act, most of the force does some backup singing; Toody's cousin Al does a magic act, Alice Ghostley does a humorous song.....and so forth.

The most surprising talent, at least to me, was the singing voice of Joe E. Ross ("Toody," co-star of the show.) He was really good, despite that gruff voice of his.

The 53d precinct might be a bumbling sort of group, but they are musically and comically talented as this episode proves


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed