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High Tor 

A musical version of Maxwell Anderson's never-filmed fantasy play.




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Van Van Dorn
Nancy Olson ... Judith
Everett Sloane ... DeWitt
Hans Conried ... Biggs
Lloyd Corrigan ... Skimmerhorn
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Buddy
Robert Foulk ... Elkus
James Gavin James Gavin ... Patsy
Kay E. Kuter ... Dope
Charles Meredith ... Bigs Sr
George N. Neise ... Budge
John Pickard ... Captain
Micheal Miller Micheal Miller ... Pieter
Jack Pepper Jack Pepper ... 1st Sailor
Richard Keene ... 2nd Sailor (as Dick Keene)


A musical version of Maxwell Anderson's never-filmed fantasy play.

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Comedy | Drama | Music







Release Date:

10 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nancy Olson's increasing status in Hollywood came to a virtual halt in the mid-1950s, after marrying renowned lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (who wrote "My Fair Lady", "On a Clear Day..." and "Camelot"). She abruptly put her acting on hold in favor of raising their two daughters and her career never fully recovered. While the couple divorced in 1957 and she decided to return full-time to acting, the writing was already on the wall. An actress' prime can be ruefully short; by the late 50s Nancy was perceived as too mature to now play the fresh-faced, girl-next-door type for which she was so identified. See more »


Van Van Dorn: You know, Henry Hudson sailed up the river about 300 years ago and he lost a ship in the Zee. They say the crew climbed up the tor to keep a lookout for the ship that never came. Some people think they're still around. They say sometimes on a dark night just before a storm you're likely to see them.
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When You're in Love
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
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A haunting musical, lost in time.
5 June 2009 | by unclefoxSee all my reviews

Okay, it's not a classic piece of television history, but I have a real soft spot for "High Tor." This has a lot to do with the astonishing natural appeal and sincerity of a 21-year-old Julie Andrews - whom I had never seen before - and Bing Crosby's way of making being Bing Crosby look easy. The plot's jumbled and the technical values are undoubtedly primitive - but it was filmed live, and that's exciting all by itself in 2009. In addition, Maxwell Anderson may not have been the great playwright I thought him at 17, but he was a fine lyricist - he wrote "September Song," and the musical "Lost In The Stars" with Kurt Weill - and the songs he wrote for "High Tor" with Arthur Schwartz have stayed with me for more than fifty years. I've always wished that some company could put out a DVD of this forgotten show, if for nothing else than the pure beauty and plain sweetness of the young Julie Andrews.

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