Archive of American Television - What Makes Sammy Run?
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 10, 2009
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Koch Vision
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Subtitles - SDH English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Source Writer Budd Schulberg
- Audio Commentary: Stars Dina Merrill and Barbara Rush
- Additional Products:
- 16-Page Booklet
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Barbara Rush, Norman Fell, Larry Blyden, John Forsythe & Dina Merrill|
|Directed by||Delbert Mann|
When Sammy Glick (Larry Blyden)--an uneducated boy from the Lower East Side--decides to climb the Hollywood ladder, he refuses to let anything get in his way, no matter what the cost. As he rises from copy boy to executive, Glick backstabs, hustles, and ultimately becomes a classic cautionary tale. This beautifully restored version of WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN' features timeless performances from John Forsythe, Barbara Rush, and Norman Fell, and includes an interview with author Budd Schulberg.
Description by Koch Entertainment Distribution:
Causing a sensation when it originally aired as part of NBC Sunday Showcase, audiences were enthralled with Sammy Glick, a Jewish boy born in New York's Lower East Side who decides to climb the ladder of success by any means necessary. Through backstabbing and double-crossing, Sammy fights to become the industry's top screenwriter in this rags to riches story of a hustler navigating the "dog eat dog" world of 1930s Hollywood. Based on the best-selling novel by Budd Schulberg, this highly-influential 1959 television drama stars Larry Blyden, John Forsythe, Barbara Rush, Dina Merrill and Norman Fell.
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