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Norman Corwin Presents (1972-1973)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded Feb 2018]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
Reference Book: "Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946–1992"

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NORMAN CORWIN PRESENTS
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Group W (US) and Arjo Productions (CDN)
for
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)
Executive Producer George Moynihan
Producers Arthur Joel Katz, Norman Corwin, George Movshon
Recorded in Toronto on videotape.

Canadian Anthology series 26 episodes x 30 min


Host
Norman Corwin

Norman Corwin (May 3, 1910 – October 18, 2011) was an American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing.
His earliest and biggest successes were in the writing and directing of radio drama during the 1930s and 1940s.
Corwin was among the first producers to regularly use entertainment—even light entertainment—to tackle serious social issues.

"Norman Corwin Presents" is a Canadian-produced drama anthology television series which aired on CBC Television from 1972 to 1973.
It also aired in the US on Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting) television stations.
There are 25 episodes, of which audio-only from 20 is presented here.  <http://nowstar.us/>

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CBC Canada (19-Jun-1972 to 12-Sep-1973)
Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting) US (1973)

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: TWO GODS IN PRIME TIME
#1-1 (script date 24May71)
23Oct1971 [Pittsburgh Press]
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play Descent of the Gods)
Directed by Steve Binder
starring
Leslie Nielsen
Forrest Tucker

Cicely Tyson

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE ONE-MAN GROUP
#1-2 (script date 28Jun71)
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play Gumpert)
Directed by Steve Binder
starring
Donald Harron
Tom Harvey
Araby Lockhart
E.M. Margolese
Sean Sullivan
Sandy Webster
Synopsis:
A meek man finds himself possessed by the reincarnated spirites of some great men of history. Assuming the character
of violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini, he receives critical acclaim until he reverts back to his original personna.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: ODYSSEY IN PROGRESS
#1-3 (script date 26Jul71)
04Oct1971 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play The Odyssey of Runyon Jones)
Directed by Arthur Katz
starring
Steve Franken
Ray Evans
Eileen Wilson Kellogg
Jay Livingston
Ricky O'Neill
Synopsis:
A musical fantasy about a young boy who encounters Father Time, Mother Nature and The Sorcerer while searching the heavens for his pet dog.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: PAPPY'S OASIS
#1-4 (script date 23Jul71)
10Apr1972 [Santa Cruz Sentinel] Ch. 5 7:30pm
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Gene Frankel
starring
Beau Bridges
Bonnie Bedelia

Synopsis:
A lonely troubled young man is on the run when he meets a waitress at a roadside cafe.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: YOU THINK YOU'VE GOT TROUBLES?
#1-5 (script date 14Jul71)
15Sep1971 KYW-TV Philadelphia
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio plays Charter in a Saucer and Descent of the Gods)
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Michael Dunn
Alan King
Stu Daley
Veeren Adhiya
Beatrice Chan
Allen Doremus
Robert Goodier
Arno Gotthardt
Mel Luck
Arch McDonnell
William Osler
Gerard Parkes
Rex Sevenoaks
Sean Sullivan
Robert Warner
Synopsis:
A Martian is enjoying his first visit to Earth.
*Note: Lowell Sun lists this as the debut on September 5, 1971.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: AUNT DOROTHY'S PLAYROOM
#1-6 (script date 29Jul71)
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Gene Frankel
starring
Fred Gwynne
Diane Baker

Gordon Thomson
Bonnie Brooks
Vernon Chapman
Marvin Goldhar
Darlene Lang
Ron Hartman
Francois Klanfer
Maxine Miller
Mary Ann Shanks
Jack Van Evera
Synopsis:
A parable in the form of a children's program in which the children are all adults.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: A FOREIGN FIELD
#1-7 (script date 24Jul71)
07Nov1971 [Hartford Courant]
17Apr1972 [San Mateo Times]
Written by Norman Katkov
Directed by Lela Swift
starring
Hume Cronyn
Jessica Tandy
Lorne Greene
Barry Morse


[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE JOY OF LIVING
#1-8 (script date 06Aug71)
16Oct1971 [Pittsburgh Press]
17Jul1972 [San Mateo Times]
Written by William F. Nolan
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Carl Betz
Vivian Reis
Ricky O'Neill
Jodi Farber
Guy Sanvido
Synopsis:
Futuristic drama about a man who is human and a woman who isn't. The question is can the man be happy with a robot?

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE MOAT FARM MURDER
#1-9 (script date 20Jul71)
05Jun1972 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play The Moat Farm Murder)
Directed by Lela Swift
starring
James Booth ..... Samuel Dougal
Joyce Gordon ... Camille Holland
Synopsis:
The true story of a man who killed his mistress for money.
*Note: Based on an actual British homicide case.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: BINGO TWICE A WEEK
#1-10 (script date 23Sep71)
20Nov1971 [Pittsburgh Press]
24Apr1972 [San Mateo Times]
Written by Sol Saks
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Susan Douglas Rubes
Dorothy Stickney

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: A SOLILOQUY FOR TELEVISION
#1-11 (script date ?)
27Nov1971 [Pittsburgh Press]
31Jul1972
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play A Soliloquy to Balance the Budget)
Directed by Lela Swift
starring
Brock Peters
Synopsis:
A one-man performance with a modern soliloquy about the electronic media machines, man and God.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE UNDECIDED MOLECULE
#1-12 (script date 30Sep71)
22May1972
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his radio play The Undecided Molecule)
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Milton Berle
Gale Garnett

William Osler
Paul Kligman
Abbott Anderson
Franz Russell
Robert Silverman
Victor Sutton
Synopsis:
Milton Berle stars as a judge trying the case

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE FIRST BIG TRY
#1-13 (script date ?)
04Dec1971 [Evening Review, Ohio]
14Aug1972
Written by Norman Corwin
Directed by Norman Corwin
starring
Donald Sutherland
Synopsis:
Donald Sutherland narrates this quasi-documentary about the League of Nations.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE DISCOVERY
#1-14 (script date ?)
19Jun1972
Written by Norman Corwin
(adapted from his stage play The Hyphen)
Directed by Norman Corwin
starring
William Shatner
Jackie Burroughs
Peter Boretski
Cec Linder
Synopsis:
A Nobel Prize winning scientist is confronted by a strange young woman who claims to possess magical powers.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: LETTERS FROM AN ONLY CHILD
#1-15 (script date 12Nov71)
08May1972
Written by Don Balluck
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
starring
Diane Baker
Gerard Parkes
Leslie Carlson
Maxine Miller
Synopsis:
A psychological drama about the wordless games people play with their own families.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: HOLD THAT LINE
#1-16 (script date 12Jan71)
12Jun1972
Written by James W. Nichol
Directed by George McCowan
starring
Ralph Meeker
Dawn Greenhalgh
Synopsis:
An average couple's petty argument leads to tragic consequences.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: REUNION
#1-17 (script date 01Nov71)
29May1972
Adapted by Arthur Katz
Story by John William Corington
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
starring
Arthur O'Connell
Brady McNamara
Danny Henry
Synopsis:
A group of old men come together to reminisce about the past.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: CROWN OF RAGS
#1-18 (script date 28Dec71)
15May1972
Adapted by Norman Corwin
Story by Howard Browne
Directed by Norman Corwin
starring
David McCallum
Gale Garnett

Barbara Chilcott
Anna Haworth
Sabina Maydelle
Chuck Shamata
Synopsis:
A deposed monarch is caught up in a revolution and cannot accept the fact that he no longer reigns.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE BLUE HOTEL
#1-19 (script date 17Dec71)
01May1972 [San Mateo Times]
Adapted by Norman Corwin
Short Story by Stephen Crane
Directed by Herb Roland
starring
Leslie Nielsen
Synopsis:
A man facing terror is caught between being a coward and false bravado.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE D.J.
#1-20 (script date 30Dec71) (aka The Flip Side)
Written by M. Charles Cohen
Directed by Arthur Katz
starring
Frank Converse

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: JEFFERSON'S CRUSH
#1-21 (script date ?)
03Jul1972
Written by Norman Corwin
Directed by Norman Corwin
starring
Lloyd Bochner
John Gardiner
Diane Dewey
John Giordmaine
Leo Leyden

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
#1-22 (script date 24Jan72)
26Jun1972
Written by Robert Presnell, Jr.
Directed by Herb Roland
starring
Michael Tolan
Diana Leblanc
Glyn Morris
Victoria Mitchell
Brian Nordlund
Bob O'Ree
Renata Plestina
Les Rubie
Peg Secord
Verna Shore
Warren Van Evera
Synopsis:
A doctor prevents a woman from committing suicide.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE BETTER IT LOOKS, THE WORSE IT IS
#1-23 (script date 13Feb72)
24Jul1972
Written by M. Charles Cohen
Directed by Robert Presnell, Jr.
starring
John Saxon
Les Barker
Patti Elsasser
Pauline Herb
Astor Goranson
Richard Maddocks
Jean Randolph
Joe Thiry
Synopsis:
A love affair between a 42-year-old married man and an attractive 23-year old young woman.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: PLEASE, NO FLOWERS
#1-24 (script date 08Feb72)
07Aug1972
Written by Joe Ensana
Directed by Peter Boretski
starring
Marilyn Lightstone
Marcia Diamond
Roselle Stone
Warren Van Evera

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: A SON, COME HOME
#1-25 (script date ?)
28Aug1972
Written by Ed Bullins
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
starring
Georg Stanford Brown
Phyllis Marshall
Synopsis:
Drammay 1 about a black family and their problems.

[--] Norman Corwin Presents: THE PURSUIT
#1-26 (script date 05Mar72)
03Apr1972 [San Mateo Times]
Written by Norman Corwin
Directed by Norman Corwin
starring
David McCallum
Brenda Donohue
James Barron
David McCord
Steven Pernie
David Schurmann
Victor Sutton
Synopsis:
A man faces a dilemma as he reflects on modern society.

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