Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

A Time for Courage 

The Nancy Merki story tells of how she prevailed over polio to become an Olympic swimmer.


Robert G. Walker


Joel Murcott


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Episode cast overview:
Hugh Beaumont ... Coach Jack Cody
Noreen Corcoran ... Nancy Merki
Gloria Talbott ... Nancy Merki
Pauline Moore ... Esta Cody
Don Dillaway ... Mr. Merki
Don Rickles
Edgar Dearing ... Mr. Combs
Emlen Davies ... Mrs. Merki


The Nancy Merki story tells of how she prevailed over polio to become an Olympic swimmer.

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Release Date:

13 September 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The true story of Nancy Merki
6 June 2019 | by danilbruceSee all my reviews

Based on true story of Nancy Merki who survived polio and went on to become a Olympic swimmer. Stars Hugh Beaumont (Leave it to Beaver father) as Coach Jack Cody. It is very inspiring story. Available on youtube, but video quality is not great.

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