A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and actresses, and was broadcast from New York City.
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Series cast summary:
John Cassavetes ...  Frankie Dane / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Gertrude Berg ...  Bessie / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
Polly Bergen ...  Betty West / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
Charles Dingle ...  Green Castle / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
E.G. Marshall ...  Brady Weeks / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
Rex O'Malley ...  Miller / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
William Redfield ...  Hopper / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
Malcolm Lee Beggs Malcolm Lee Beggs ...  Jim Fuller / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Joe Mantell ...  Bellboy / ... 2 episodes, 1955
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and actresses, and was broadcast from New York City.

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Country:

USA

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English

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5 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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(19 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This live program alternated biweekly with The United States Steel Hour (1953) on ABC. See more »

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series of live dramas sponsored by Elgin Watch Company
27 September 2000 | by J. Fred MacDonaldSee all my reviews

This was a series of 19 hour-long dramas, sponsored by Elgin watches, that involved some of Hollywood's top actors (Boris Karloff, Dorothy Gish, Teresa Wright, Ralph Bellamy)--plus many up-and-coming actors (John Cassavetes, Richard Kiley, Joanne Woodward, Brian Keith) and directors (Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie). Perhaps the high point of the showcase was "Crime in the Streets," aired March 8, 1955, which was directed by Lumet, written by Reginald Rose, and starred Cassavetes, Mark Rydell, Robert Preston and Glenda Farrell. The play was made into a major feature film the next year--one of the first TV-to-movies projects.


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