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Golden Age of Television Volume 9: The Gloucester Captain / Stranded / Close-Up / A Chain of Hearts

Hollywood's greatest stars turn in unforgettable performances in an anthology of memorable programs.
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DVD Features:

  • Originally aired 1951-1961
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Four episodes from early TV anthology series spotlight famous film stars close to either the beginning or the ending of their big-screen careers.

The Gloucester Captain: This 1958 episode of The Veil stars Boris Karloff as a marriage-weary sea captain who poisons his wife. Starring Boris Karloff and Russ Bender; Directed by Frank P. Bibas.

Stranded: A 1957 episode of Telephone Time casts Bette Davis as a strong-willed Minnesota teacher trapped with her pupils in a ramshackle one room schoolhouse during a record-setting blizzard. Starring Bette Davis, House Peters Jr., Edd Byrnes; Directed by Allen Miner.

Close-Up: This 1951 episode of Hollywood Half-Hour stars Ann Dvorak as the wife of a poor but honest man tempted to pay for their daughter's medical care with cash found in a lost wallet. Starring Ann Dvorak, John Gallaudet, Donald Woods; Directed by Frank Telford.

A Chain Of Hearts: Charles Bronson stars as an undocumented immigrant who desires American citizenship more than any else, in this 1955 episode of DuPont Cavalcade Theater. Directed by Frank Telford.

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  • Sales Rank: 14,683
  • UPC: 089218689993
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