Patterns (Kraft Television Theatre)

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Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.wikipedia
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Rod Serling

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Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.
The title of this episode was "Patterns", and it soon changed his life.

Richard Kiley

Directed by Fielder Cook, the intense big-business drama starred Richard Kiley as up-and-coming vice-president Fred Staples.
Kiley later starred in the television play Patterns, which aired live on January 12, 1955.

Ed Begley

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Andy Sloane (Ed Begley) to make room for newcomer Staples.
One notable role Begley played both on television (twice in 1955) and in the theatrical film (1956) is William (Bill) Briggs, one of the three primary characters in Rod Serling's Patterns.

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Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.
Serling won an Emmy for scripting Patterns (January 12, 1955), the best remembered episode of the series.

Patterns (film)

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On March 27, 1956, a feature-length film version of Patterns was released.
The screenplay by Rod Serling was an adaptation of his teleplay Patterns originally telecast January 12, 1955 on the Kraft Television Theatre, which starred Sloane, Begley and Richard Kiley.

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Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.

Anthology series

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Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.

Fielder Cook

Directed by Fielder Cook, the intense big-business drama starred Richard Kiley as up-and-coming vice-president Fred Staples.

Everett Sloane

Ruthless corporate boss Walter Ramsie (Everett Sloane) attempts to edge out aging employee

Emmy Award

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Serling's celebrated script tore apart the dynamics of the business world and earned Serling his first of his six Emmys for dramatic writing.

The New York Times

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There was a rave review from Jack Gould of The New York Times who suggested it be repeated:

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Patterns is a play with one point of view toward the fiercely competitive world of big business and is bound to be compared with the current motion picture Executive Suite.

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Patterns was seen from 9 to 10pm Wednesday over the National Broadcasting Company's network; a repeat performance at an early date should be mandatory.

Kraft Foods

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

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The second performance, directly sustained by Kraft Foods' advertising agency, J. Walter Thompson, was captured on kinescope and is available for viewing at The Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.

Van Heflin

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Van Heflin replaced Kiley in the role of Fred Staples.

Tom Shales

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In the April 27, 2008, edition of TV Week, the television critic Tom Shales compared the movie unfavorably to the live TV production:

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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