Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

The Big Heist 

Effie's the owner of a dive diner who constantly reminisces about her late, great husband Rocco: a gangster sentenced to the chair. Danny's a small-time pickpocket from the old days she's ... See full summary »

Director:

David Alexander

Writer:

Newton Meltzer
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Patty Duke
Fred Gwynne
Bert Lahr
Mildred Natwick
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Effie's the owner of a dive diner who constantly reminisces about her late, great husband Rocco: a gangster sentenced to the chair. Danny's a small-time pickpocket from the old days she's kept on as cook. He's madly in love with Effie and wants to impress her by doing something big. Danny picks the keys off a dining bank truck guard so he can heist the vehicle and its loot once its filled with cash. Written by GusF

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Patty Duke TV debut. See more »

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A sloppy but funny program
27 February 2010 | by JLarson2006See all my reviews

It's possible I watched a rehearsal performance that was put on kinescope, but I'm not sure. The show uses the comedic potential of Bert Lahr and Fred Gwynne fairly well, but there are some serious flubs and they are handled rather casually.

The two are small time crooks, and Bert wants to win the love of a widow who was married to a big time criminal. They plan a big heist, and in fact they get away with a million dollars, but the story takes rather comedic and ironic turns.

At one point, Fred Gwynne is stuck and Bert Lahr tells someone off camera to "throw him a line." Bert Lahr also says "shhhh" to someone off camera in a scene where the only people in the restaurant set are he and Fred Gwynne.

Patty Duke has a small role as a girl the crooks know. I would never have known it is her because she is 10 years old.

Overall, I enjoyed it, despite a number of miscues and obviously incorrect lines. It was enjoyable as a particularly honest performance. There are no retakes and no green screens. What was recorded was what happened.


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