The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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Fred is the longest-serving employee of a big department store, and new management has decided it's time for him to go.


Robert Florey


Max Ehrlich


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Powell ... Himself - Host
Robert Morley ... Fred Komack
Joan Blondell ... Emily Komack
Jack Cassidy ... Roth
Dennis James ... Brooks
Everett Sloane ... Himself - Guest Host / J.S. Hobart
Michael Fox ... Phil
Richard Bakalyan ... Justin Wolf
John Newton John Newton ... Martin
Sally Hughes ... Edith
Ralph Moody ... Man
Ross Elliott ... Pete Bordon
Kurt Russell ... Boy
Robert Carson ... Doug
LaWana Backer LaWana Backer ... Secretary


Fred is the longest-serving employee of a big department store, and new management has decided it's time for him to go.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

25 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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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A touching drama
21 March 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This story seems so modern, so awfully modern. See for yourself. Robert Morley plays an old timer salesman, the elder in a big department store who, after more than twenty five years in this shopping center, is asked by the big head manager to be fired, dismissed, because he seems too old fashioned. But our poor lead has supports from his own direct supervisors, who will do their best to help him not to be discharged from his job. Robert Morley is outstanding here, in this so convincing character who looks like so many real persons who try to survive in our modern days. This story, I repeat, will unfortunately never get old. Every one can recognize himself in this character, this salesman, the best among the best, who is gotten rid by those who used him. Painful to watch. At least for me folks. A must see anyway.

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