Great Hollywood Actors on Television, Volume 2
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: May 15, 2018
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Peter Lorre, Tony Curtis, Rita Moreno, Pernell Roberts, Hillary Brooke, Andrew Keir, Celia Lovsky, Charles Aidman & John Hart|
|Directed by||Lawrence Huntingdon, James Neilson, Arthur Ripley & Francis D. Lyon|
Description by OLDIES.com:
ERROL FLYNN THEATRE "RESCUED" (1953): When an English Lord is captured by enemies of the King, heroic Captain Morton (Errol Flynn) and his men come to the rescue. Errol Flynn Theatre was shot in England for the American market, with each episode featuring the iconic leading man in a different role. Co-star Andrew Keir played Professor Bernard Quatermass in Five Million Years to Earth (1967).
THE CHRISTOPHERS "A LINK IN THE CHAIN" (1957): James Cagney made his first appearance on television in this episode of the religious program The Christophers. Cagney plays a college professor on the verge of retirement who believes he's accomplished nothing with his life. Through a series of flashbacks, we are shown just how much of an impact he really had on his students' lives. The Christophers TV series began on ABC in 1952, and still airs on local cable stations to this day as Christopher Closeup.
G.E. THEATRE "THE STONE" (1959): On January 18, 1959, G.E. Theatre presented "The Stone", a retelling of the Old Testament story of David and Goliath. Tony Curtis plays David, a little more than two months before his most popular film, Some Like It Hot (1959) premiered in theaters. A young Rita Moreno appears three years before her Academy Award-winning turn in West Side Story (1962). Pernell Roberts will forever be remembered as Adam Cartwright on Bonanza (1959-1965) and the star of the M*A*S*H spin-off Trapper John, M.D. (1979-1986). The booming voice of Goliath is provided by Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger and the singer of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.)