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The Golden Age of Television

Spine #495
Out-of-print



Release:
Nov 24, 2009
$49.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Golden Age of Television

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Directed By: Delbert Mann, Fielder Cook, Alex Segal, Daniel Petrie, Ralph Nelson, John Frankenheimer
Starring: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Everett Sloane, Richard Kiley, Ed Begley, Andy Griffith, Julie Harris, Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Paul Newman, Mickey Rooney, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé, Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie
Licensor: Sonny Fox Productions

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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 advancing and making art 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 homes across the country. The following award-winning programs-curated for PBS in the early 1980s as the series The Golden Age of Television, with recollections from key cast and crew members-were conceived by such up-and-comers as Rod Serling and John Frankenheimer, and star the likes of Paul Newman, Mickey Rooney, Rod Steiger, Julie Harris, and Piper Laurie.

Supplements
  • The live kinescope broadcasts of Marty (1953), Patterns (1955), No Time for Sergeants (1955), A Wind from the South (1955), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956), Bang the Drum Slowly (1956), The Comedian (1957), and Days of Wine and Roses (1958)
  • Commentaries by directors John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Ralph Nelson, and Daniel Petrie
  • Interviews with key 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 Torme
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer

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