Omnibus (1952–1961)
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge" (tracing Lincoln's early political career), (2) "Napoleon's Love Letters" (dialogue from love letters between Napoleon ... See full summary »

Writers:

James Agee, Irve Tunick (compiled by)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Borden Richard Borden ... Himself - Wildlife Photographer (segment "The Pelican")
Alistair Cooke ... Himself - Host
Royal Dano ... Abraham Lincoln (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
Crahan Denton ... Tom Lincoln (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
Martin Gabel ... Narrator (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
James Mason ... Napoleon (segment "Napoleon's Love Letters")
Pamela Mason ... Josephine (segment "Napoleon's Love Letters")
Harry Mehaffey Harry Mehaffey ... (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
Jack Warden ... (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
Joanne Woodward ... Ann Rutledge (segment "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge")
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The program has five segments: (1) "Lincoln Part V: Ann Rutledge" (tracing Lincoln's early political career), (2) "Napoleon's Love Letters" (dialogue from love letters between Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine), (3) "The Pelican" (wildlife feature), (4) "Valentines" (tracing the origin of Valentine's Day and the exchange of valentines), and (5) (driver training film).

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Genres:

Drama | History | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Story of Napoleon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ford Foundation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of televisions legendary classics.
3 February 2012 | by coop-16See all my reviews

The 6.7 average rating for this is ludicrous. I know this only from Agee's poetic script and a few excerpts I have occasionally seen on TV.Sadly, it is buried in the archives and will,almost certainly, never appear on DVD. However, the reputation for this series among classic TV "buffs" s extremely high. It was from that magnificent series, "Omnibus", which was one of the first attempts to show that the "idiot box' could be an purveyor of intelligent, informative, entertainment. Royal Dano was excellent as Lincoln. This is the Lincoln saga as symbol and myth. All of the half-legendary lore is here; Jack Kelso(played by Agee himself.), Anne Rutledge, etc. This is the Lincoln archetype, interpreted by James Agee's tortured sensibility.


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