SummaryPresents kinescopes of eight television plays originally broadcast in the 1950s on four anthology television series: Goodyear television playhouse (Marty), Kraft television theatre (Patterns), The United States Steel hour (No time for sergeants, A wind from the South, Bang the drum slowly), and Playhouse 90 (Requiem for a heavyweight, The comedian, Days of wine and roses).
Marty: A character study of a lonely, middle-aged butcher looking for love.
Patterns: Examines a power struggle between a corporate boss, a washed-up company man, and the young executive groomed to take his place.
No time for sergeants: A bumptious Air Force draftee manages to drive his sergeant and the jokers who share his barracks crazy.
A wind from the South: An Irish country innkeeper finds new meaning in her life when she finally experiences her first love with a troubled tourist.
Bang the drum slowly: The star pitcher of a professional baseball team helps a terminally ill country bumpkin catcher live out one last season on the diamond.
Requiem for a heavyweight: A punch-drunk prizefighter is forced to face life outside the ring.
The comedian: A raging, tyrannical TV star is willing to step on anyone on his way to the top.
Days of wine and roses: A young married couple falls into a downward spiral of alcoholism and self-destruction.
ContentsMarty / produced by Fred Coe ; directed by Delbert Mann ; television play by Paddy Chayefsky (May 24, 1953) (52 min.)
Patterns / directed and produced by Fielder Cook ; written by Rod Serling (Jan. 12, 1955) (53 min.)
No time for sergeants / directed by Alex Segal ; written for television by Ira Levin (Mar. 15, 1955)
A wind from the South / directed by Daniel Petrie ; written by James Costigan (Sept. 14, 1955) (51 min.)
Bang the drum slowly / directed by Daniel Petrie ; adapted by Arnold Schulman (Sept. 26, 1956) (52 min.)
Requiem for a heavyweight / produced by Martin Manulis ; directed by Ralph Nelson ; written for Playhouse 90 by Rod Serling (Oct. 11, 1956) (73 min.)
The comedian / produced by Martin Manulis ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; written for Playhouse 90 by Rod Serling (Feb. 14, 1957) (74 min.)
Days of wine and roses / produced by Fred Coe ; directed by John Frankenheimer ; written for Playhouse 90 by JP Miller (Oct. 2, 1958) (80 min.).
|Series||Criterion collection ; 495.|
-- Air Force
Loneliness -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Office politics -- Drama.
Hotelkeepers -- Ireland -- Drama.
Boxers(Drama) -- Drama.
Baseball players -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Terminally ill -- Drama.
Comedians -- Drama.
Married people -- Drama.
Alcoholism -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.?] :Criterion Collection,2009
|Edition||Special ed., Full screen.|
|Other Titles|| Goodyear television playhouse (Television program)
Kraft television theatre (Television program : 1947-1958)
United States Steel Hour (Televsion program)
Playhouse 90 (Television program)
No time for sergeants.
Bang the drum slowly.
Marchand, Nancy, 1928-2000.
Minciotti, Esther, 1888-1962.
Sloane, Everett, 1909-1965.
Begley, Ed, 1901-1970.
Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012.
Clark, Harry, 1911-1956.
Emhardt, Robert, 1914-1994.
Harris, Julie, 1925-2013.
Woods, Donald, 1906-1998.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008.
Bond, Rudy, 1912-1982.
Palance, Jack, 1919-2006.
Wynn, Keenan, 1916-1986.
Hunter, Kim, 1922-2002.
O'Brien, Edmond, 1915-1985.
Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999.
Robertson, Cliff, 1923-2011.
Laurie, Piper, 1932-
Bickford, Charles, 1891-1967.
Coe, Fred, 1914-1979.
Mann, Delbert, 1920-2007.
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981.
Cook, Fielder, 1923-2003.
Serling, Rod, 1924-1975.
Segal, Alex, 1915-1977.
Levin, Ira, 1929-2007.
Costigan, James, 1928-2007.
Manulis, Martin, 1915-2007.
Nelson, Ralph, 1916-1987.
Frankenheimer, John, 1930-2002.
Miller, J. P. (James Pinckney), 1919-2001.
Hyman, Mac, 1923-1963. No time for sergeants.
Harris, Mark, 1922-2007. Bang the drum slowly.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005. Comedian.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Marty: Rod Steiger, Nancy Marchand, Esther Minciotti.
Patterns: Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Richard Kiley.
No time for sergeants: Andy Griffith, Harry Clark, Robert Emhardt.
A wind from the South: Julie Harris, Donald Woods, Haila Stoddard.
Bang the drum slowly: Paul Newman, Albert Salmi, Rudy Bond.
Requiem for a heavyweight: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter.
The comedian: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé.
Days of wine and roses: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford.
In English; with optionall English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Televised stage plays.
Title from container.
Originally broadcast live between May 24, 1953 and Oct. 2, 1958.
No time for sergeants based on the novel by Mac Hyman. Bang the drum slowly adapted from the book by Mark Harris. The comedian adapted from the novelette by Ernest Lehman.
Accompanying booklet, written by Ron Simon, comprises an essay and extensive liner notes about each program.
Special features: Commentaries by directors John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Ralph Nelson, and Daniel Petrie; interviews with select cast and crew.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
3 videodiscs (485 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (34 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)