Johnny Slate (Jack Palance) is trying to decide which act to send to Russia for a cultural exchange program with the Moscow Circus. Horse trainer Kate Reynolds (Lucille Ball) wants the ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Wendkos

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Palance ... Johnny Slate
Lucille Ball ... Kate Reynolds
Stuart Erwin
Roger C. Carmel ... Kirov
Robert F. Simon ... Greenwalt
Irene Tedrow ... Agatha Potter
Dabbs Greer ... Charles
Ralph Manza ... Acrobat
David Bond ... Hotel Clerk
Bill Erwin ... Food Truck Cook
Stanley Farrar Stanley Farrar ... Business Manager
Tura Satana ... Showgirl
Bill Mumy ... Jeff (as Billy Mumy)
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Storyline

Johnny Slate (Jack Palance) is trying to decide which act to send to Russia for a cultural exchange program with the Moscow Circus. Horse trainer Kate Reynolds (Lucille Ball) wants the coveted spot. Menagerie feeder Charles is mauled by one of Kirov's trained bears and dies, leaving his young son Jeff alone in the circus. Coldy ambitious Kate takes care of the boy until Slate locates his Aunt Agatha, a spinster living near Washington DC. Jeff wants to stay with Kate and their separation is surprisingly difficult for her. Kate reveals to Slate that she was a 17 year-old widow with a child on the way, but that she lost the baby. Unhappy, Jeff runs away from his Aunt and returns to the circus in hides with the help of Kirov. Kate and Agatha agree that Jeff belongs with the circus and Kate will be his guardian. Written by Michael Mooney

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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This is Lucille Ball's first appearance in a dramatic role on television. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: [writing] I've got the Pentagon and the White House. What's another important building in Washington DC?
Kate Reynolds: The Uline Arena. We play there the last week in March. You make an entrance from under the bandstand. You'd better bring your own pink gelatins or you work in a white light. There's a Chinese restaurant about a block away and they send out.
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Buffalo Gals
Sung by Lucille Ball
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