Playhouse 90: 'The Comedian' (2/14/57), preceded by Danger: 'Knife in the Dark' (12/7/54)
Sunday, August 5, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Rod Serling: Other Dimensions
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$9 General Admission.
Free admission on 8/26, 9/8
Playhouse 90: "The Comedian" (CBS, 2/14/57): In this high-intensity live television drama, Mickey Rooney stars as comic Sammy Hogarth—beloved by audiences; a terror to his handlers and intimates. Stopping at nothing to bolster his popularity, Sammy regularly savages his brother and whipping-boy, Lester (Mel Tormé), in scathing onstage monologues—until an emotional dam breaks. Serling crafts a gripping portrait of the raw egoism so readily applauded in modern life.
Danger: "Knife in the Dark" (CBS, 12/7/54): In this claustrophobic live television drama, Paul Newman stars as a tormented convict who must take a stand against the violent inmate who murdered his best friend.
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