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Playhouse 90

Author: Rod SerlingJohn FrankenheimerMartin ManulisDavid SwiftJaime Del ValleAll authors
Publisher: [Baker City, OR] : Nostalgia Family Video : Distributed by SCP Media, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Collectors edition
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The Comedian (1957): Mickey Rooney portrays an egomaniacal television comedian whose abusive treatment of his co-workers and family is quickly causing his career to spiral out of control.

Charley's aunt (1957): Two Oxford students in need of a chaperone for their girlfriends' visit persuade a third student to dress as a woman to play the part.

Bomber's moon (1958): In 1943, a tough-as-nails American air force commander, forced to send men to their deaths on bombing runs over Germany, sees a frightening reflection of himself in a pilot whose fear has turned him into a coward.

No time at all (1958): A stricken airliner is in the heaviest air traffic in the world without lights, radio or instruments. The story is told from the viewpoint of how it affects people on the ground that are related to the passengers.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Television comedies
Televised plays
Drama
Named Person: Ernest Lehman; Brandon Thomas; Charles Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Serling; John Frankenheimer; Martin Manulis; David Swift; Jaime Del Valle; Mickey Rooney; Art Carney; Mel Tormé; Kim Hunter; Edmond O'Brien; Orson Bean; Jeanette MacDonald; William Lundigan; Jane Greer; Betsy Palmer; Charles Bronson; Jack Haley; Buster Keaton; Arthur Penn; Robert Cummings; Chico Marx; Martin Balsam; Rip Torn; Ernest Lehman; Brandon Thomas; Charles Einstein; CBS Television Network.; Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 859214063
Notes: The Comedian adapted from the novelette by Ernest Lehman.
Charley's aunt based on the play by Brandon Thomas.
No time at all based on the novel by Charles Einstein.
Credits: The Comedian / directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Martin Manulis ; written especially for Playhouse 90 by Rod Serling.
Charley's aunt / Directed by Arthur Penn ; produced by Martin Manulis.
Bomber's moon / CBS Television Network production ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; produced by Martin Manulis ; [written by] Rod Serling.
No time at all / CBS Telelvison Network ; written by Charles Einstein and David Swift ; directed by David Swift ; produced by Jaime del Valle.
Cast: The Comedian: Mickey Rooney, Mel Tormé, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien.
Charley's aunt: Art Carney, Orson Bean, Jeannette MacDonald, Jackie Coogan.
Bomber's moon: Robert Cummings, Cliff Robertson, Martin Balsam, Rip Torn.
No time at all: William Lundigan, Jane Greer, Betsy Palmer, Charles Bronson, Jack Haley, Buster Keaton, Chico Marx.
Event notes: Bomber's moon originally broadcast by CBS on the Playhouse 90 television series on May 22, 1958.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (355 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; full screen presentation.
Other Titles: Comedian.
Charley's aunt.
Bomber's moon.
No time at all.
Playhouse ninety
Playhouse 90 (Television program)

Abstract:

The Comedian (1957): Mickey Rooney portrays an egomaniacal television comedian whose abusive treatment of his co-workers and family is quickly causing his career to spiral out of control.

Charley's aunt (1957): Two Oxford students in need of a chaperone for their girlfriends' visit persuade a third student to dress as a woman to play the part.

Bomber's moon (1958): In 1943, a tough-as-nails American air force commander, forced to send men to their deaths on bombing runs over Germany, sees a frightening reflection of himself in a pilot whose fear has turned him into a coward.

No time at all (1958): A stricken airliner is in the heaviest air traffic in the world without lights, radio or instruments. The story is told from the viewpoint of how it affects people on the ground that are related to the passengers.

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