(1955) (the latter directed by John Frankenheimer), "The Ainsley Case" for Front Row Center (1956), "Across the Dust" and "Prairie Dog Court" for Chevron Hall of Stars (1956), and "The Silent Gun" and "American Primitive" for Studio One in Hollywood (1956). He had the lead in the low budget Wetbacks (1956) and a support role in The Rainmaker (1956). Bridges gained attention in 1956 for his emotional performance on the live anthology program The Alcoa Hour, in an episode titled "Tragedy in a Temporary Town", written by Reginald Rose and directed by Sidney Lumet. During the performance, Bridges inadvertently used profanity while ad-libbing.
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Griffith of dramatic television") and became part of the twilight of The Golden Age, associate producing and script editing Coe's prestigious Playhouse 90's, Days of Wine and Roses directed by a young John Frankenheimer, The Plot To Kill Stalin starring Eli Wallach, and Horton Foote's Old Man. Goldman went on to himself produce and write for public television on the award-winning NET Playhouse. After working together at NET Burt Lancaster encouraged Goldman to try his hand at screenwriting, which resulted in an early version of Shoot the Moon. The script became Goldman's calling card, and he would soon be "known for some of the best screenplays of the 1970s and 80s".
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In 1956, with the HUAC's influence subsiding, she co-starred in Rod Serling's Peabody Award-winning teleplay on Playhouse 90, "Requiem for a Heavyweight". The telecast won multiple Emmy Awards, including Best Single Program of the Year. She appeared opposite Mickey Rooney in the 1957 live CBS-TV broadcast of The Comedian, another drama written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer. In 1959, she appeared in Rawhide in "Incident of the Misplaced Indians" as Amelia Spaulding. In 1962, she appeared in the NBC medical drama The Eleventh Hour in the role of Virginia Hunter in the episode "Of Roses and Nightingales and Other Lovely Things".
The anthology drama Playhouse 90, was the top show for the second consecutive year, earning the most major nominations (11) and wins (4). ;Notes * Emmys.com list of 1958 Nominees & Winners By network. CBS – 57. NBC – 43. ABC – 6. By program. Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 11. Father Knows Best (NBC) – 6. Caesar's Hour (NBC) / Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) – 5. Gunsmoke (CBS) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) / Studio One (CBS) / Tonight Starring Jack Paar (NBC) – 4. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (NBC) / I Love Lucy (CBS) / Omnibus (NBC) – 3. By network. CBS – 12. NBC – 9. ABC – 1. By program. Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 4. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (NBC) – 3.
O'Brien appeared extensively in television, including the 1957 live 90-minute broadcast on Playhouse 90 of The Comedian, a drama written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer in which Mickey Rooney portrayed a television comedian while O'Brien played a writer driven to the brink of insanity. In 1958 he directed and starred in a TV drama written by his brother, "The Town That Slept With the Lights On", about two Lancaster murders that so frightened the community that residents began sleeping with their lights on. From 1959–60 O'Brien portrayed the title role in the syndicated crime drama Johnny Midnight, about a New York City actor-turned-private detective.
Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 11. Caesar's Hour (NBC) – 6. The Ernie Kovacs Show (NBC) / Kraft Television Theatre (NBC) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) – 4. Alcoa-Goodyear Playhouse (NBC) / Four Star Playhouse (CBS) / I Love Lucy (CBS) /Producers' Showcase (NBC) – 3. By network. CBS – 11. NBC – 8. ABC – 1. By program. Caesar's Hour (NBC) / Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 5. The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) – 2.
Ryan starred in Playhouse 90's production of The Great Gatsby opposite Jeanne Crain, and in the Buick-Electra Playhouse adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro, written by A. E. Hotchner, directed by John Frankenheimer, and co-starring Ann Todd, Mary Astor, and Janice Rule. Ryan's only partial concession to doing an entire television series was his role as Narrator in CBS's 26-episode acclaimed documentary homage to World War One, released in prime time during the 1964-65 season. Although Ryan never appeared in any production of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, he was originally considered for the role of Commodore Matt Decker in the 1967 episode "The Doomsday Machine".
Playhouse 90 only took home one award, but it did set the record (since broken) for most major nominations, with 14. Father Knows Best also set a milestone, becoming the first show to be nominated in every major category (series, writing, directing, and the four major acting categories). ;Notes * Emmys.com list of 1959 Nominees & Winners By network. CBS – 69. NBC – 57. ABC – 16. By program. Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 14. Father Knows Best (NBC) / Peter Gunn (NBC) – 7. Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (NBC) / The Bob Cummings Show (NBC) / An Evening with Fred Astaire (NBC) Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) / The Phil Silvers Show (CBS) / The Real McCoys (ABC) – 5.
Manulis was born in Los Angeles to Katherine Bard, an actress, and Martin Manulis; his father is a film, television, and theater producer best known as the creator of the television program, Playhouse 90. He attended Harvard College after his preparatory school education at Harvard School, in North Hollywood, California. Manulis graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and Language.
Father Knows Best (CBS) / The Jack Benny Show (CBS) / The Moon and the Sixpence (NBC) / Playhouse 90 (CBS) – 3. By network. CBS – 8. NBC – 4. ABC – 1. By program. The Jack Benny Show (CBS) / The Moon and the Sixpence (NBC) – 2.
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In 1960, John Frankenheimer, a friend of Pollack, asked him to come to Los Angeles in order to work as a dialogue coach for the child actors on Frankenheimer's first big picture, The Young Savages. It was during this time that Pollack met Burt Lancaster who encouraged the young actor to try directing. Pollack played a director in The Twilight Zone episode "The Trouble with Templeton" in 1961. But he found his real success in television in the 1960s by directing episodes of series, such as The Fugitive and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. After doing TV he made the jump into film with a string of movies that drew public attention. His film-directing debut was The Slender Thread (1965).
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Playhouse 90 (the episode "The Right Hand Man"). Tales of Wells Fargo. The Eleventh Hour (the episode "The Bronze Locust"). The Tammy Grimes Show (the episode "How to Steal a Girl Even If It's Only Me"). The Time Tunnel (the episode "Rendezvous with Yesterday"). Wagon Train. Wide Country (theme). "Prelude and Fugue for Orchestra" (1965). Premiered by the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra conducted by Stan Kenton. The original Kenton version is on the album Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra. Another recording is available for download in MP3 at the United States Marine Band website. "Essay for Strings" (1965).
. * Playhouse 90 (1956–1960) — The 1958 episode "The Plot To Kill Stalin" involved a plot against Uncle Joe (Melvyn Douglas). * The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1976) — Published by SPI. One player represents the forces in Nazi Germany opposed to Hitler, both military and civilian, while the other player plays the Gestapo and SS. Prominent figures in the 20 July plot appear in the game as playing pieces, e.g. Canaris, Olbricht, Witzleben, Goerdeler Return to top of page. Judith (c. 800) — Old English poem based on the Book of Judith (c. 100 B.C.). Edward Grim, Vita S. Thomae a.k.a. Life of Thomas Becket (1180) — eyewitness account of Thomas à Becket.
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(1956) ("The Hanging Judge", directed by John Frankenheimer). Marshal returned to movies with a small role in The Opposite Sex (1956).
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As well as appearing in ten episodes of her father's half-hour television programme, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hitchcock worked on a few others, including Playhouse 90, which was live, directed by John Frankenheimer. Acting for her father, however, remained the high point of her acting career, which she interrupted to bring up her children. (Hitchcock has a small joke with her first appearance on his show – after saying good night and exiting the screen, he sticks his head back into the picture and remarks: "I thought the little leading lady was rather good, didn't you?") She also served as executive producer of the documentary The Man on Lincoln's Nose (2000), which is about Robert F.
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He was also in "Bomber's Moon" for Playhouse 90 (1958), from a Rod Serling script directed by John Frankenheimer, who said "Bobby's a really fine dramatic actor, but people usually associate him only with comedy. Naturally enough I suppose. Directing an actor like this who feels immediately what the script wants and what the director wants makes you love this business." "It's a great life, acting," he said in 1959. "I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm a completely content actor." When the show ended in 1959, Cummings claimed it was his decision, as he was tired and wanted to take a year off. He was also keen to sell the show into syndication.
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The Comedian (1957) (written by Rod Serling, directed by John Frankenheimer). Playhouse 90, as Lester Hogarth in "The Comedian" (1957). The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom (January 7, 1960). U.S. Marshal, as Johnny Fleck in "The Man Who Lived Twice" (1960). To Tell the Truth (panelist, 1964). The Lucy Show as Mel Tinker (3 episodes, 1965–1967). The Sammy Davis Jr. Show (March 11, 1966). Run for Your Life, with Ben Gazzarra (episode writer). You Don't Say! (guest, 1967). The Virginian (special guest, episode writer, 1968). The Bold Ones: The Lawyers - episode "The Crowd Pleaser" (November 2, 1969). It Was a Very Good Year (1971) (Summer replacement series).
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It was directed and produced by John Frankenheimer. The screenplay was written by George Axelrod, and was based on the 1959 Richard Condon novel The Manchurian Candidate. The film's leading actors are Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh, with Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, and James Gregory among the performers cast in the supporting roles. The plot centers on the Korean War veteran Raymond Shaw, the progeny of a prominent political family. Shaw was a prisoner of war during the conflict in Korea and while being held was brainwashed by his captors. After his discharge back into civilian life, he becomes an unwitting assassin involved in an international communist conspiracy.
Birdman of AlcatrazThe Birdman of Alcatraza film
Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 American biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a largely fictionalized version of the life of Robert Stroud, a federal prison inmate known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz" because of his life with birds. In spite of the title, much of the action is set at Leavenworth Prison, where Stroud was jailed with his birds. When moved to Alcatraz he was not allowed to keep any pets. The film was adapted by Guy Trosper from the 1955 book by Thomas E. Gaddis.