Book jacket
The golden age of television disc 3

DVD

2009
"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"--Container.

Item Details

Series:

Subjects: Television plays.

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Other Authors:

ISBN:

  • 9781604651782
  • 1604651784

Publisher, Date: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2009.

Description: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

Other Title:

  • Goodyear television playhouse (Television program). Marty.
  • Kraft television theatre. Patterns.
  • United States Steel hour (Television program). No time for sergeants.
  • United States Steel hour (Television program). Wind from the south.
  • United States Steel hour (Television program). Bang the drum slowly.
  • Playhouse 90. Requiem for a heavyweight.
  • Playhouse 90. Comedian.
  • Playhouse 90. Days of wine and roses.

Notes:

  • Originally broadcast on television between 1953-1958.
  • 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.
  • Features: commentaries by directors John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Ralph Nelson, and Daniel Petrie ; interviews with select cast and crew, including Frankenheimer, Andy Griffith, Julie Harris, Kim Hunter, Richard Kiley, Piper Laurie, Nancy Marchand, Jack Palance, Cliff Robertson, Mickey Rooney, Carol Serling, Rod Steiger, and Mel Tormé. Booklet featuring an essay by curator Ron Simon and his extensive liner notes on each program.
  • Kinescopes of the original live productions; curated by PBS for the series The golden age of television.
  • Booklet featuring an essay by curator Ron Simon and his extensive liner notes on each program.
  • Marty: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti.
  • Patterns: Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Richard Kiley.
  • No time for sergeants: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Robert Emhardt.
  • A wind from the South: Julie Harris, Donald Woods, Haila Stoddard.
  • Bang the drum slowly: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Rudy Bond.
  • Requiem for a heavyweight: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter.
  • The comedian: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé.
  • Days of wine and roses: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford.
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Contents:

  • Disc 1. Marty / written by Paddy Chayefsky ; directed by Delbert Mann ; produced by Fred Coe (1953 ; 52 min.)
  • Patterns / written by Rod Serling ; directed by Fielder Cook (1955 ; 53 min.)
  • No time for sergeants / teleplay by Ira Levin ; directed by Alex Segal (1955 ; 50 min.)
  • Disc 2. Wind from the South / written by James Costigan ; directed by Daniel Petrie (1955 ; 51 min.)
  • Bang the drum slowly / directed by Daniel Petrie ; adapted by Arnold Schulman (1956 ; 52 min.)
  • Requiem for a heavyweight / directed by Ralph Nelson ; written by Rod Serling ; produced by Martin Manulis ; Playhouse 90 (1956 ; 73 min.)
  • Disc 3. 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 by JP Miller ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Fred Coe ; Playhouse 90 (1958 ; 80 min.)

Publisher or Distributor Number: CC1837D

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