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Fiction television programs
Live television programs
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Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Paddy Chayefsky; Fred Coe; Delbert Mann; Rod Serling; Fielder Cook; Ira Levin; Alex Segal; James Costigan; Daniel Petrie; Arnold Schulman; Ralph Nelson; Martin Manulis; John Frankenheimer; J P Miller; Rod Steiger; Nancy Marchand; Esther Minciotti; Augusta Ciolli; Joe Mantell; Betsy Palmer; Lee Philips; Rossana San Marco; Nehemiah Persoff; Howard Caine; Don Gordon; Joanna Roos; Jack Arthur; Victoria Ward; Elizabeth Montgomery; Sybil Baker; Shirley Standlee; Everett Sloane; Richard Kiley; June Dayton; Elizabeth Wilson; Theodore Newton; Ed Begley; Jack Livesey; Ronnie Welsh; Andy Griffith; Harry Clark; Robert Emhardt; Eddie LeRoy; Alexander Clark; Arthur Storch; Bob Hastings; G Albert Smith; Julie Harris; Donald Woods; Haila Stoddard; Michael Higgins; Lawrence Fletcher; James Congdon; Paul Newman; Albert Salmi; Rudy Bond; Barbara Babcock; Clu Gulager; Arch Johnson; Georgann Johnson; John McGovern; George Peppard; Bert Remsen; Jack Palance; Keenan Wynn; Kim Hunter; Ed Wynn; Mickey Rooney; Edmond O'Brien; Mel Tormé; Whit Bissell; King Donovan; Eddie Ryder; H M Wynant; Mike Ross; Cliff Robertson; Piper Laurie; Charles Bickford; Malcolm Atterbury; Dick Elliott; Mimi Gibson; Sterling Hayden; Marc Lawrence; Martha Wentworth; Mac Hyman; Mark Harris; Ernest Lehman; Theatre Guild.; Criterion Collection (Firm)|
|Notes:||Booklet featuring an essay by curator Ron Simon and his extensive liner notes on each program.
No time for sergeants based on the novel by Mac Hyman. Bang the drum slowly from the book by Mark Harris. The comedian from a novelette by Ernest Lehman.
Kinescopes of the original live productions; curated by PBS for the series The golden age of television.
Special features: Disc 1. Introduction to Marty hosted by Eva Marie Saint and interviews with Rod Steiger, Nancy Marehand, Betsy Palmer, Delbert Mann; Audio commentary for Marty by director Delbert Mann; Introduction to Patterns hosted by Keenan Wynn and interviews with Richard Kiley, Fielder Cook; Introduction to No time for sergeants hosted by Roddy McDowall. Disc 2. Introduction to A wind from the South hosted by Merv Griffin interviewing Julie Harris, Donald Woods, James Costigan; Introduction to Bang the drum slowly hosted by Cliff Robertson and interviews with Albert Salmi, Dan Petrie, Arnold Schulman, Rudy Bond, George Peppard; Audio commentary for Bang the drum slowly by director Daniel Petrie; Introduction for Requiem for a heavyweight hosted by Jack Klugman and interviews with Ralph Nelson, Martin Manulis, Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn; Audio commentary for Requiem for a heavyweight by director Ralph Nelson. Disc 3. Introduction to The comedian hosted by Carl Reiner and interviews with John Frankeheimer, Mickey Rooney, Mel Tormé, Kim Hunter; Audio commentary for The comedian by director John Frankenheimer; Interview excerpts with director John Frankenheimer (early 1980s); Introduction to Days of wine and roses hosted by Julie Harris and interviews with John Frankenheimer, JP Miller, Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie.
|Credits:||Marty: Associate producer, Gordon Duff ; settings by Otis Riggs ; costumes by Rose Bogdanoff ; video by Al McClellan. No time for sergeants: production, Alex Segal ; editor, S. Mark Smith ; designer, E. Albert Heschong ; art director, James McNaughton ; costume designer, Gene Coffin ; composer/conductor, Glenn Osser ; associate producer, John Haggott. A wind from the South: song "A soft day" sung by Merv Grifin; editor, Arthur H. Singer ; scenic designer, Carl Kent ; set decorator, Wes Laws, costume designer, Gene Coffin ; composer/conductor, Harold Levey ; associate producer, John Haggott. Requiem for a heavyweight: Associate producer, Julian Claman. The comedian: art director, Walter Scott Herndon ; music supervisor, Fred Steiner ; set decorator, Buck Henshaw. Days of wine and roses: associate producers, Robert Goldman, Russell Stoneham.|
|Cast:||Marty: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Joe Mantell, Betsy Palmer, Lee Philips, Rossana San Marco, Nehemiah Persoff, Howard Caine, Don Gordon, Andrew Gerado ; announced by Durward Kirby.
Patterns: Joanna Roos, Jack Arthur, Victoria Ward, Elizabeth Montgomery, Sybil Baker, Shirley Standlee, Everett Sloane, Richard Kiley, June Dayton, Elizabeth Wilson, Theodore Newton, Ed Begley, Jack Livesey, Ronnie Welsh.
No time for sergeants: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Robert Emhardt, Eddie Le Roy, Alexander Clark, Arthur Storch, Bob Hastings, G. Albert Smith, Joe Brown, Jr., Adnia Rice, Thomas Volk, George Kilroy.
A wind from the South: Julie Harris, Donald Woods, Haila Stoddard, Michael Higgins, Lawrence Fletcher, James Congdon, Mary Michael, Farrell Pelly, Grania O'Malley.
Bang the drum slowly: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Rudy Bond, Barbara Babcock, Clu Gulager, Arch Johnson, Georgann Johnson, John McGovern, George Peppard, Bert Remsen.
Requiem for a heavyweight: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Ed Wynn.
The comedian: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé, Whit Bissell, King Donovan, Eddie Ryder, H.M. Wynant, Mike Ross.
Days of wine and roses: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford, Malcolm Atterbury, Dick Elliott, Mimi Gibson, Sterling Hayden, Marc Lawrence, Martha Wentworth.
|Production notes:||Marty was originally broadcast May 24, 1953 on Goodyear Television Playhouse; Patterns was originally broadcast Jan. 12, 1955 on Kraft Television Theatre; No time for sergeants was originally broadcast March 15, 1955 on the United States Steel Hour; A wind from the South was originally broadcast Sept. 14, 1955 on the United States Steel Hour; Bang the drum slowly was originally broadcast Sept. 26, 1956 on the United States Steel Hour; Requiem for a heavyweight was originally broadcast Oct. 11, 1956 on Playhouse 90; Comedian was originally broadcast Feb. 14, 1957 on Playhouse 90; Days of wine and roses was originally broadcast Oct. 2, 1958 on Playhouse 90.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.|
|Description:||3 videodiscs (478 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)|
|Details:||DVD; region 1, NTSC; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.|
|Contents:||Disc 1. Marty / television play by Paddy Chayefsky ; produced by Fred Coe ; directed by Delbert Mann (1953 ; 52 min.) ; Patterns / written by Rod Serling ; directed by Fielder Cook (1955 ; 53 min.) ; No time for sergeants / written for television by Ira Levin ; produced by the Theatre Guild ; directed by Alex Segal (1955 ; 50 min.) --
Disc 2. A wind from the South / written for television by James Costigan ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; produced by the Theatre Guild (1955 ; 51 min.) ; Bang the drum slowly / a production of the Theater Guild ; directed by Daniel Petrie ; adapted by Arnold Schulman (1956 ; 52 min.) ; Requiem for a heavyweight / directed by Ralph Nelson ; produced by Martin Manulis ; written by Rod Serling ; Playhouse 90 (1956 ; 73 min.) --
Disc 3. The comedian / written by Rod Serling ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Martin Manulis ; Playhouse 90 (1957 ; 74 min.) ; Days of wine and roses / written by JP Miller ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Fred Coe ; Playhouse 90 (1958 ; 80 min.).
|Series Title:||Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 495.|
No time for sergeants.
Wind from the south.
Bang the drum slowly.
Requiem for a heavyweight.
Days of wine and roses.
Goodyear television playhouse (Television program).
Kraft television theatre (Television program).
United States Steel hour (Television program).
United States Steel hour (Television program)
United States Steel hour (Television program)
The golden age of television
|Responsibility:||the Criterion Collection.|
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The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America.
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