Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
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Keep Our Honor Bright 

A college student faces embarrassment and expulsion for having cheated on an exam. Her fiance is a member of the university's undergraduate honor board and could quietly make the matter "... See full summary »

Director:

Maury Holland

Writer:

George Roy Hill
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Michael Higgins ... Matt Mathewson
Joan Potter Joan Potter ... Sally
Larry Fletcher Larry Fletcher ... Mr. Matthewson
James Dean ... Jim Cooper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bishop Richard Bishop ... Mr. Baldwin
Graham Denton Graham Denton ... Mr. Todd
Bradford Dillman ... Student
Don Dubbins ... Ed
John Dutra John Dutra ... Ross
Larry Elliot Larry Elliot ... News Analyst
Peter Fernandez ... Harry
Jack Finnegan Jack Finnegan ... Ben
Betty Gibson Betty Gibson ... Marilyn Biggs
Edith Gresham Edith Gresham ... Nurse
Diana Hale Diana Hale ... Student
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A college student faces embarrassment and expulsion for having cheated on an exam. Her fiance is a member of the university's undergraduate honor board and could quietly make the matter "disappear." The young woman reconsiders, deciding that covering up for her bad behavior would be wrong and build a bad foundation for their marriage. Written by GusF

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Drama

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Interesting story, bright young faces
20 March 2020 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

You'll only have to wait five minutes before the ridiculously cute James Dean graces the screen in this television special "Keep Our Honor Bright" from Kraft Theatre. It's a pretty painful five minutes, though, as the gawky, untalented Joan Potter prances around at her boyfriend's house. She's very happy to have passed her final exams so she can sail through her college graduation with flying colors, and right after she and Michael Higgins become engaged, he's called to an impromptu meeting of the Honor Council. A student has been caught cheating on a final exam, and the group of young students have to decide what to do with the scoundrel. Who's the scoundrel? James Dean, of course. And boy, does he make cheating look good.

The story itself is interesting, making you wonder what you would do in the same situation as the actors. James Dean isn't the lead in this one, but his part is pretty memorable, and his tormented face is even more so. The acting of the major players leaves much to be desired, but in the advent of television specials, it's understandable why audiences at home put up with less than stellar programs. People were used to radio programs, and we all know how hammy those were! Comparatively, with bright, young stars being brought into their living rooms to perform little plays, who cares about bad acting?


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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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