Climax! (1954–1958)

The First and the Last 

Keith Dorrant realizes his dream when offered the appointment as chief prosecutor for the Crown but his brother Larry is involved with a murder and creates a threat to the family name.

Director:

John Frankenheimer

Writers:

John Galsworthy (story), William Kozlenko (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Agar ... Larry Dorrant
Kathryn Beaumont ... Dorrant's Daughter
John Carradine ... John Evan
Peggy Ann Garner ... Nora Wallen
Lumsden Hare ... Judge
Robert Newton ... Keith Dorrant
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Storyline

Keith Dorrant realizes his dream when offered the appointment as chief prosecutor for the Crown but his brother Larry is involved with a murder and creates a threat to the family name.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I have not seen this TV episode ...
10 August 2010 | by manuel-pestalozziSee all my reviews

... and yet I feel compelled to add a commentary. The reason for this is an interview with John Frankenheimer I saw on youtube.com. He's a great storyteller and explains at length how in this episode EVERYTHING went wrong. The actors were terribly miscast, they forgot their lines (this was live TV, I believe) and had to be "pinned to the wall" by the TV cameras lest they would walk off the set and out of the studio, the fog machine came on too late and then overproduced, enshrouding the different sets. John Frankenheimer says, if I understood correctly, that he had to take the blame for the disaster and was fired. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9HUMhdBNG4 - it's worth your time!


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