Luigi Pirandello's dramatic classic, one of the major works of 20th century stage drama, is adapted to television here. SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR is the ground-breaking story of a group of actors rehearsing another one of the playwright's works for broadcast on television. As they practice their scenes, a control booth of monitors tapes them and mysteriously alters their images with those of complete strangers.
Description by Kultur Films:
As a group of actors prepare for a rehearsal of the play, The Rules of the Game, the television monitors create an electrical interference which replaces the images of the actors with six mysterious characters. Starring Andy Griffith and John Houseman.