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Hollywood Television Theatre (1970-78)
aka "Conflicts" from 21-Nov-1973 to 16-Jan-1974.
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2017]
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)

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HOLLYWOOD TELEVISION THEATRE
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PBS
Series executive producer Edith Hamlin
Series executive producer Norman Lloyd

US Dramatic Anthology series 1970-1978   54 episodes x 60 min
(52 episodes listed + "Shakespeare Wallah" 24Jul1975 = 53 episodes listed)

*Note: Series changed its title in Season 4 to "Conflicts" from 21-Nov-1973 to 16-Jan-1974.

####### Hollywood Television Theatre #########
############ season 1 1970-1971 ##############
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[01] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL
17May1970 PBS Tue 2 1/2hrs
Producer Lewis Freedman
Based on Saul Levitt's "The Andersonville Trial"
Directed by George C. Scott
Cast:
William Shatner .......... Colonel N.P. Chipman
Richard Basehart ...... Captain Henry Wirz
Jack Cassidy .............. Otis Baker
Cameron Mitchell ...... General Lew Wallace
Albert Salmi ................. James Gray
John Anderson .......... Ambrose Spencer
Harry Townes ............. Colonel Chandler
Buddy Ebsen ............. Dr. John C. Bates
Michael Burns ............ James Davidson
Whit Bissell ................. Dr. Ford
Martin Sheen .............. Captain Williams
Wright King ................. Major Hosmer
Lou Frizzell ................. Jasper Culver
Philip Bourneuf .......... Board of Military Judges
Bert Freed .................... Board of Military Judges
Alan Hale Jr. ................ Board of Military Judges
Charles McGraw ......... Board of Military Judges
Ford Rainey ................. Board of Military Judges
Kenneth Tobey .......... Board of Military Judges
Ian Wolfe ...................... Board of Military Judges
William Bryant ............ The Lieutenant
Ray Stricklyn .............. Court Clerk
Robert Easton ............ Court Reporter
Richard Miller ............. Sketch Artist
Dal McKennon ........... First Guard
Synopsis:
Dramatization of the 1865 Andersonville trial where thirteen thousand Union prisoners died from starvation and maltreatment.
*Note: George C. Scott starred in the play when it was presented on Broadway in 1959.

[02] Hollywood Television Theatre: BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH  [Season Premiere]
05Jan1971 2hrs.
Producer Lewis Freedman
Hugh Wheeler's sardonic comedy "Big Fish, Little Fish"
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Cast:
William Windom ...... William Baker
Martine Bartlett ........ Edith Maitland
Bill Bixby ................... Ronnie Johnson
Jeff Corey .................. Paul Stumpfig
Severn Darden ......... Basil Smythe
Ann B. Davis ............. Hilda Rose
Lou Gossett .............. Jimmie Luton
Synopsis:
Story of people who make it and the people who don't and how each affects the other.

*Based on the original Broadway version in 1961.
*The five full-length plays will be presented the first Tuesday of each month from January through May.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL
02Feb1971 PBS Tue 8pm [repeat of #1.1]


[03] Hollywood Television Theatre: MONTSERRAT
02Mar1971 PBS Tue 8pm
Producer Lewis Freedman
Adapted by Lillian Hellman
Based on a French play by Emmanuel Robles
Directed by David Friedkin
Cast:
Jack Albertson .............. Salas Ina
Keir Dullea ..................... Montserrat
Geraldine Page ............. Felisa
Rip Torn ......................... Izquierdo
Earl Holliman ................. Luhan
Michael Baseleon
Scott Colomby
Hurd Hatfield
Noah Keen
Martin Sheen
Paul Stevens
Jess Walton
Alexander Scourby
Synopsis:
Set during the South American Wars and the story of the political hostages whose lives depend on a stranger's decision.
The stranger - a young Spanish officer who has become a follower of the revolutionary leader, Simon Bolivar - can save
their lives and his own by revealing the whereabouts of Bolivar to the Spanish conquerors.

[04] Hollywood Television Theatre: POET GAME
06Apr1971 PBS Tue 8pm [repeat 14Mar72]
Producer Mark Shivas
An original work by Anthony Terpiloff
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Cast:
Anthony Hopkins .... Hugh Saunders
Billie Whitelaw .......... Jeanne Saunders
Susan Clark .............. Diana Howard
Barry Morse .............. Paul Cantrell
Paul Hennen ............. Chris Saunders
Cyril Cusack ............. Dr. Saunders
Al Mancini .................. Elliott Martin
Stacey Gregg ............ Assistant
Synopsis:
A portrait of a tormented Irish poet who seeks at least economic salvation from an American lecture-reading tour.

[05] Hollywood Television Theatre: U.S.A. [Final episode of season 1]
04May1971 PBS Tue 8pm 2hrs
Producer Lewis Freedman
Adaptation of John Do Passos' U.S.A.
Script by Paul Shyre
Directed by George Schaefer
Edward G. Robinson reads the prologue and epilogue.
Cast:
John Davidson .......... J. Ward Moorehouse
James Farentino
Michele Lee
John Denver
Shirley Knight
Peter Bonerz
Joan Hackett
Synopsis:
A kaleidoscopic view of the first 30 years in 20th century America.
*Based on the off-Broadway play from 1959.

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2.01 [06] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE TYPISTS
07Oct1971 PBS 1hr
Murray Schisgal's comedy
Directed by Glenn Jordan
Cast:
Anne Jackson
Eli Wallach
Synopsis:
Two pathetically ordinary people waste their lives in the office of a company offering typing services.
*Note: Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach recreate their 1963 Off-Broadway roles.

2.02 [07] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE POLICE
14Oct1971 PBS 1hr
Producer Lewis Freedman
Play by Slawomir Mrozek
Directed by Fielder Cook
Cast:
Fred Gwynne ............ Sergeant
Murray Hamilton ....... Chief of Police
John McGiver ............. General
Neva Patterson ......... Wife
Bob Dishy .................. Prisoner
Steven Pringle ......... Policeman
Synopsis:
A black comedy about a country where all criminals have been rehabilitated.

2.03 [08] Hollywood Television Theatre: LEMONADE
21Oct1971 PBS 1hr
Producer Lewis Freedman
Short play by James Prideaux
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Cast:
Eileen Herlie ........... Edith Northrup
Martha Scott ........... Mabel Lamston
Synopsis:
Edith Northrup and Mabel Lamston pass the time drinking up the profits in glass after glass of their spiked lemonades.
They talk about their children, their husbands, and their fantastic dreams, mixing the fabrications and truths of their lives.

2.04 [09] Hollywood Television Theatre: BIRDBATH
28Oct1971 PBS 1hr [repeat 27Jul72]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Play by Leonard Melfi
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Cast:
Patty Duke ............ Velma Sparrow
James Farentino ...... Frankie Basta
Synopsis:
Story about a struggling young writer working in a New York restaurant as a counterman and a co-worker in the same place who is a waitress.

2.05 [10] Hollywood Television Theatre: BEGINNING TO END
04Nov1971 PBS 1hr [repeat 10Jul74]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Plays by Samuel Beckett
Synopsis:
Irish theatre actor Jack MacGowran's celebrated readings from Samuel Beckett.
Included are "Waiting for Godot", "Embers" and "Krapp's Last Tape".

2.06 [11] Hollywood Television Theatre: ENEMIES
11Nov1971 PBS 1hr
Producer Lewis Freedman
Play by Arkady Leokum
Directed by Fielder Cook
Cast:
Sam Jaffe
Ned Glass
Synopsis:
The play deals with the interrelationship between two elderly Jewish men.

2.07 [12] Hollywood Television Theatre: NEIGHBORS
18Nov1971 PBS 1hr
Producer Lewis Freedman
Play by Arkady Leokum
Directed by Fielder Cook
Cast:
Andrew Duggan
Raymond St. Jacques
Cicely Tyson
Jane Wyatt
Synopsis:
Arkady Leokum's study of the nature of prejudice centers around the encounter between a white couple, in an affluent neighborhood
and the black couple to whom they are selling their house.

2.08 [13] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE STANDWELLS: ABOUT LOVE
25Nov1971 PBS 1hr [repeat 20Aug72]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Synopsis:
A theatrical family of puppets celebrate the subject of love in song, monolog and drama.
*Note: The Standwells are brother and sister hand puppeteers who perform with three other puppets in a repertory troupe based in New York.

2.09 [14] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE BREAD AND PUPPET THEATRE
02Dec1971 PBS
Synopsis:
An exceptional experimental company consisting of both puppets (from 2 to 8 feet tall) and live actors.
Program includes, "The Great Warrior", about a champion who turns against those he's called in to save.
"The Dead Man Rises", in which a maiden finds a drowned man and brings him back to life. And "A Man Says Goodbye to His Mother",
in which a doomed soldier leaves for war in a far-off land.

2.10 [15] Hollywood Television Theatre: YOUNG MARRIEDS AT PLAY
09Dec1971 PBS 1hr
Producer Lewis Freedman
Jerome Kass's one act play
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Cast:
Seymour Cassel .... Adam
Lawrence Pressman .... Joe
Tyne Daly ............. Ruth
Arlene Golonka
Synopsis:
Two couples meet for an evening of Monopoly - and wrecked social amenities by truth telling.

2.11 [16] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE PICTURE
16Dec1971 PBS
Producer Lewis Freedman
Play by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Lucien Pintilie
Cast:
Jacques Aubuchon
Gar Campbell
Candace Laughlin
Synopsis:
Story of a rich man who seeks to buy beauty.
Synopsis 2:
An unhappy rich old man who unsuccessfully tries to buy beauty by purchasing a painting from a young artist.

2.12 [17] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW CHRISTMAS
23Dec1971 PBS
Executive Producer Lewis Freedman
Producer Robert Foshko
Based on the verse play by Norman Corwin
Directed by Allan L. Muir
Host Charles Champlin
Cast:
Paul Condylis .......... Haman/Narrator
Jerry Hausner ......... Courier
Karl Swenson .......... Nero
Edward Platt ...................... Sotto Voce
John McIntire ........... The Devil
Henry Corden .......... Ivan the Terrible
Steve Franken ......... Caligula
Alan Reed Sr. ........... Santa Claus
Parley Baer ............... Simon Legree
Jeanette Nolan
Byron Kane
Judy Condylis
Editor, Roy Stewart; music director, Mundell Lowe; sound effects, Ray Erlenborn; Nero's violin, Paul Shure.
Summary:
The golden age of radio drama lives again in this re-creation of a studio broadcast ... about the Devil's plan to kill off Santa Claus.
*Note: Based on the verse play by Norman Corwin, which originally aired on CBS radio on December 25, 1938.

2.13 [18] Hollywood Television Theatre: DAY OF ABSENCE
30Dec1971 PBS
Executive Producer Lewis Freedman
Producer Jacqueline Babbin
Written by Douglas Turner Ward
Directed by Paul Bogart
Cast:
Robert Hooks ..... John
Douglas Turner Ward .... Mayor
Lonne Elder .... Clem
Arthur French .... Luke
Judyann Johnsson .... Mary
Allie Woods ....... Jackson
Moses Gunn ......... Pious
William Jay ....... Clan
Richard Pyatt ....... Reporter
Hattie Winston
Denise Nicholas
Rosalind Cash
Clarice Taylor
Norman Bush
David Downing
Esther Rolle
Frances Foster.
Synopsis:
Satire about a slice of white society that crumbles when the black work force mysteriously disappears. ... With one exception (the reporter),
the actors are blacks in white-face, members of the Negro Ensemble Company.
Playwright Douglas Turner Ward appears as the mayor.
Adaptation of the 1965 Off-Broadway play.

2.14 [19] Hollywood Television Theatre: CHEKHOV LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD
03Jan1972 PBS [rerun 18Jun72]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Adaptation of Anton Chekhov's works
Modern translations by Muni Seroff and Rip Torn
Directed by Rip Torn
Cast:
Rip Torn
Geraldine Page
Muni Seroff
1. A marriage proposal is the story of two Russian landowners whose hot tempers almost ruin a love match.
2. The bear (originally titled The Boor). Temperatures rise again in this tale of a soldier and the widow who clashes with him over
a debt--then wins his heart with her spirit.

2.15 [20] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE SCARECROW
10Jan1972 PBS
Producer Lewis Freedman
Based on Percy MacKaye's 1910 classic about witchcraft and romance.
Directed by Boris Sagal
Cast:
Gene Wilder ......... Lord Ravenshane
Will Geer ................ Justice Merton
Nina Foch .............. Goody Rickby
Joan Tompkins ... Cynthia Merton
Pete Duel .............. Richard Talbot
Blythe Danner ........ Rachel
Tom Helmore ....... Sir Charles
Sian Barbara Allen .... Amelia
Peter Kastner ....... Captain Bugby
Robert Karnes ........ Minister Dodge
Ann Doran ............... Mistress Dodge
Vaughn Taylor ........... Reverend Mr. Rand
John Myhers ........ Reverend Mr. Todd
Elisha Cook Jr. ......... Micah
Lizabeth Deen .......... Mistress Reddington
Norman Lloyd .......... Dickon
Meredith Hull
Alan Jordan
Synopsis:
Set in 17th-century Massachusetts, the play follows a witch's vengeful intrigue as she turns a scarecrow into a gentleman.
His mission: to win the heart of a rival's fiancee.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre:
06Feb1972 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: U.S.A.
13Feb1972 [repeat of #1.5]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre:
20Feb1972 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Beginning to End
27Feb1972 [repeat of #2.5]

2.16 [21] Hollywood Television Theatre: AWAKE AND SING
06Mar1972 PBS [repeat 04Nov72]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Staged by Norman Lloyd
Written by Clifford Odets
Directed by Robert Hopkins
Cast:
Felicia Farr .......... Hennie
Leo Fuchs ........... Jacob
Robert Lipton ..... Ralph Berger
Walter Matthau ..... Moe Axelrod
Ron Rifkin ............. Sam Feinschreiber
Martin Ritt .............. Uncle Morty
Milton Selzer ......... Myron Berger
Ruth Storey ........... Bessie Berger
John Myhers ......... Schlosser
Synopsis:
The Bronx during the Depression: in this shabby setting, Odets presents a celebration of the human spirit, examining the
frustrations and hopes of a Jewish family struggling to survive, and even live a little in the bargain.
*Note: Original director Alex Segal quit two weeks before the airing.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Viewers' Guide to Samuel Beckett
13Mar1972 [repeat ?]


[--] Hollywood Television Theatre:
20Mar1972 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Scarecrow
27Mar1972 [repeat of #2.15]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Andersonville Trial
03Apr1972 PBS [repeat of #1.1]


2.17 [22] Hollywood Television Theatre: INVITATION TO MARCH [Final episode of season 2]
30May1972
Satire by Arthur Laurents
Cast:
Blythe Danner ....... Norma Brown
Pat Quinn ......... Camilla Jablonski
Cliff Potts ......... Aaron Jablonski
Louise Latham .... Lilly Brown
Rosemary Murphy ........ Deedee Grogan
Michael Sacks .............. Schuyler Grogan
Danny Bonaduce .... Cary
Gordon Pinsent
Synopsis:
A socialite bride-to-be is aroused from her slumber of boredom by a beachcombing free spirit.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Chekhov Live From Hollywood
18Jun1972 [repeat of #2.14 from 03Jan72]


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3.01 [23] Hollywood Television Theatre: ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST
02Oct1972 PBS [repeat 02Aug75]
Producer Norman Lloyd
Written by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Daniel Mann
cast:
Barry Sullivan .... Marcus
Dorothy McGuire .... Lavinia
Tiffany Bolling .... Regina
Robert Foxworth .... Benjamin
Andrew Prine ...... Oscar
Patricia Sterling ... Birdie
Lane Bradbury ...... Laurette
William H. Bassett ... Bagtry
Maidie Norman ....... Coralee
Kent Smith ............. Simon Isham
Bill Walker ............... Jacob
Synopsis:
The setting is 1880 Alabama, where the rapacious Hubbards have built their fortunes on the misfortunes of others.
Having drained those around them, they're clawing at each other now - for wealth, power and sheer pleasure.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Awake and Sing
04Nov1972 [repeat of #2.16 from 06Mar72]


3.02 [24] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN
16Dec1972 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Sean O'Casey
Directed by Joseph Hardy
Cast:
Frank Converse ........ Donal Davoren
Jack MacGowran .... Seumas Shields
Sandra Morgan ........ Minnie Powell
Synopsis:
Set in a squalid Dublin tenement, the story focuses on a group of obscure citizens during those terrible days when the Irish Republican Army
and the British Black and Tans were fighting guerilla style on the streets of that city.

3.03 [25] Hollywood Television Theatre: CAROLA
05Feb1973 PBS
Produced & Directed by Norman Lloyd
Teleplay by James Bridges
Play by Jean Renoir
Cast:
Leslie Caron .............. Carola Janssen
Mel Ferrer ................... General Franz von Clodius
Albert Paulsen ........... Colonel Kroll
Anthony Zerbe ........... Campan
H.M. Wynant ............... Camille
Carmen Zapata ........... Mireille
Alan Bergman ............. Pierre Ducroux
Michael Sacks ............. Henri Marceau
Douglas Anderson ..... Fortunio
Edward Knight ............ Capt. Clavaroche
Ivor Barry ..................... Parmentier
Ondine Vaughn .......... Josette
Robert Casper ............ Lt. Rudolf Keller
Todd Martin ................. Martin
Synopsis:
An actress with a theatre company in wartime France is advised by her manager-lover to play up to a visiting officer of occupying Nazi Germany
- only he turns out to obviously have had a previous relationship with her.

3.04 [26] Hollywood Television Theatre: WINESBURG, OHIO
05Mar1973 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Sherwood Anderson
Directed by Ralph Senesky
Cast:
Jean Peters ............. Elizabeth Willard
Albert Salmi ............. Tom Willard
Joseph Bottoms .... George Willard
William Windom ......... Dr. Reefy
Laurette Spang ........ Helen White
Dabbs Freed ......... Percival
Curt Conway ........... Will Henderson
Chip Hand ............ Seth
Gary Barton .......... Cal
Norman Foster .... Pete
Arlen Stuart
Synopsis:
Story of the lives of people in a small Ohio town.

3.05 [27] Hollywood Television Theatre: STEAMBATH [Final episode of season 3]
30Apr1973 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Adapted from Bruce Jay Friedman's play
Directed by Burt Brinckerhoff
Cast:
José Peréz ........... Steambath Attendant
Bill Bixby .............. Tandy
Valerie Perrine ..... Meredith
Herb Edelman
Stephen Elliott
Kenneth Mars
Peter Kastner
Synopsis:
God is a Puerto Rican steambath attendant. The patrons of the bath don't believe it, until they discover they're dead and in limbo.
*Nominated for 2 EMMYs.

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############ season 4 1973-1974 ##############
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*Series returns renamed "Conflicts" as a season of one hour plays (21-Nov-1973 to 16-Jan-1974)
Norman Lloyd serves as Executive Producer.

4.01 [28] Conflicts: THE MAN OF DESTINY
21Nov1973 PBS [repeated 28Jun75]
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Based on George Bernard Shaw's play
cast:
Stacy Keach ........ Napoleon
Samantha Eggar .... Woman
William H. Bassett .... Lt.
Gino Conforti .......... Guiseppe
Synopsis:
Shaw's comedy about the young general Napoleon Bonaparte and a mystery woman who stole important dispatches intended for him.

4.02 [29] Conflicts: ME
28Nov1973 PBS
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Written by Gardner MacKay
Cast:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Richard Dreyfuss
Lou Frizzell
Alison Rose
Tracy Brooks Swope
Synopsis:
Story concerns the effect of a mentally challenged boy on other family members.

4.03 [30] Hollywood Television Theatre: INCIDENT AT VICHY
05Dec1973 PBS
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Producer George Turpin
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Stacy Keach
Cast:
Allen Garfield .......... Lebeau
Harris Yulin ............. Leduc
Richard Jordan ...... Von Berg
Rene Auberjonois
Ed Bakey
Lee Bergere
Tom Bower
Harry Davis
Jack Denbo
Bert Freed
Edmund Gilbert
William Hansen
Joseph Hindy
Sean Kelly
Kurt Lowens
Barry Primus
Andy Robinson
Synopsis:
Set in World War II France, the drama focuses on a group of men who have been detained without explanation by Nazis.
The play builds on the tension of each man awaiting his fate; the dialogue, full of self-delusions and fears, raises the issues
of man's guilt and responsibilty. Miller, who adapted his one-act play for TV, discusses his work in a closing interview.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Beginning to End
12Dec1973 [repeat of #2.5]


4.04 [31] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE CARPENTERS
19Dec1973 PBS 1hr
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Based on the play by Steve Tesich
Directed by Norman Lloyd
Cast:
Vincent Gardenia ..... Father
Kitty Winn .................. Sissy
Marge Redmond ...... Mother
Joseph Hardy ........... Mark
Jon Korkes ................ Waldo
Synopsis:
Deals with an eccentric American family in the grip of an "all-out generation warfare".

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Typists
26Dec1973 [repeat of #2.1]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Birdbath
02Jan1974 [repeat of #2.4]


4.05 [32] Hollywood Television Theatre: GONDOLA
09Jan1974 PBS
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Producer George Turpin
Written by Alfred Hayes
Directed by Paul Stanley
Cast:
Bo Hopkins ..... Grady
Sondra Locke .... Jackie
Norman Lloyd .... Lewis Justin
Synopsis:
A psychological drama probing value systems at different levels of society. Executive producer Norman Lloyd plays a wealthy
civil rights lawyer trying to elicit the truth from a pair of witnesses who perjured themselves at the murder trial of two blacks.

4.06 [33] Hollywood Television Theatre: DOUBLE SOLITAIRE
16Jan1974 PBS
Executive Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Robert Anderson
Directed by Paul Bogart
Cast:
Susan Clark ............ Barbara Potter
Richard Crenna ...... Charlie Potter
Harold Gould ........... George
Nicholas Hammond ..... Peter
Norma Crane .......... Sylvia
Norman Foster ........ Ernest
Irene Tedrow ............ Elizabeth
Synopsis:
After 25 years of marriage Charlie and Barbara are drifting apart, while Charlie's parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary.
*Note: This was late actress Norma Crane's final appearance.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Poet Game
18Feb1974 [repeat of #1.4]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Andersonville Trial
10Mar1974 [repeat of #1.1]


4.07 [34] Hollywood Television Theatre: STY OF THE BLIND PIG
29May1974 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Written by Phillip Hayes Dean
Directed by Ivan Dixon
Cast:
Mary Alice ............ Alberta Warren
Maidie Norman ..... Weedy Warren
Richard Ward ........... Blind Jordan
Scatman Crothers ... Doc
Synopsis:
Drama about an uprooted black family (mother, daughter, uncle) living in Chicago during the time that civil rights leaders were
starting to organize protest marches in the South. The family members essentially accept the old values and cherish what they love,
and are uncomfortable by marches and talks of fighting.

4.08 [35] Hollywood Television Theatre: NOURISH THE BEAST
07Jun1975 PBS [rerun 11Sep75]
Producer Lewis Freedman
Produced by George Turpin
Based on a play by Steve Tesich
Directed by Norman Lloyd
cast:
Eileen Brennan ........ Baba Goya
John Randolph ........ Mario
Pamela Bellwood ..... Sylvia
John Beck .................. Bruno
Will Lee ........................ Old Man
Randy Kim .................. Criminal
Geoffrey Scott ............ Studley
Synopsis:
This irreverent look at American family life centers on a bizarre household headed by a woman on her fourth marriage and rounded out
by an assortment of strays, like an adopted grandfather and a camera thief.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Incident at Vichy
12Jun1974 PBS [repeat of #4.3]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Andersonville Trial
23Jun1974 PBS [repeat of #1.1]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Young Marrieds at Play
03Jul1974 PBS [repeat of #2.10]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Beginning to End
10Jul1974 PBS [repeat of #2.5]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Standwells: About Love
21Jul1974 PBS [repeat #2.8]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Typists
31Jul1974 PBS [repeat of #2.1]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Police
10Aug1974 PBS [repeat of #2.2]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Lemonade
17Aug1974 PBS [repeat of #2.3]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Picture
24Aug1974 PBS [repeat of #2.11]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Neighbors
31Aug1974 PBS [repeat #2.7]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Nourish the Beast
11Sep1974 PBS [repeat #4.8]


####### Hollywood Television Theatre #########
############ season 5 1974-1975 ##############
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Television's outstanding drama series will present it's fifth season of highly 
acclaimed dramas by leading American and European playwrights
during the 1974-75 season on PBS Stations.

5.01 [36] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE CHINESE PRIME MINISTER
23Oct1974 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Enid Bagnold
Directed by George Turpin
Co-directed by Brian Murray
Cast:
Dame Judith Anderson .... She
Richard Clarke ...... Tarver
Peter Coffield ........ Oliver
Stephen Elliott ........ Sir Gregory
Elayne Heilveil ........... Alice
Don McHenry ........... Bent
Kathleen Miller ........... Roxane
Synopsis:
A famous actress comes to terms with the fascination and disaster of being old.

5.02 [37] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
18Nov1974 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Christopher Fry
cast:
Eileen Atkins ..... Jennet Jourdemayne
Richard Chamberlain .... Thomas Mendip
Keene Curtis ............ Hebble Tyson
Scott Hylands ......... Humphrey Devize
Rosemary Murphy ..... Margaret Devize
Kristoffer Tabori ........ Richard
John Carradine ........ Old Skips
Jacques Aubuchon ........ Tappercoom
Stephen McHattie .......... Nicholas
Laurie Prange ....... Alizon
Synopsis:
A soldier tries to convince a clearic to accuse him of witchcraft and hang him instead of a beautiful condemned woman.

5.03 [38] Hollywood Television Theatre: FOR THE USE OF THE HALL
02Jan1975 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Comedy play by Oliver Hailey
Directed by Lee Grant and Rick Bennewitz
Cast:
Barbara Barrie
David Hedison
Susan Anspach
George Furth
Aline MacMahon
Joyce Van Patten
John Barbour
Synopsis:
The successes and failures of six individuals on Long Island.

5.04 [39] Hollywood Television Theatre: REQUIEM FOR A NUN
10Feb1975 PBS [repeat 16Aug75]
Producer Norman Lloyd
Based on the novel by William Faulkner
Adapted for the stage by Ruth Ford
Directed by Larry Yust
Directed
Cast:
Sarah Miles ....... Temple Drake Stevens
Lester Rawlins .... Gavin Stevens
Lawrence Pressman ..... Gower Stevens
Mary Alice ............. Nancy Mannigoe
Sam Edwards .......... Governor
Ed Lauter ............ Tubbs
Kiel Martin .......... Pete
Synopsis:
Set in fictional Jefferson, Miss., the play roots up the events and the motives that precipitated the murder of an infant child by a black servant.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Double Solitaire
10Mar1975 [repeat of #4.6]


5.05 [40] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR
10Apr1975 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau
Cast:
Cloris Leachman ...... Mrs. Ames
Jane Wyatt ................. Mrs. Nichols
Mabel Albertson ...... Mrs. Lauterbach
Dick Van Patten
Barbara Bayley
Rick Lenz
Christopher Stone
Gary Barton
Zohra Lampert
Colby Chester
Elaine Giftos
Neva Patterson
Pat Hitchcock
Mike Farrell
Tom Palmer
Gertrude Flynn
Synopsis:
The story of a widowed woman moving into a residence hotel and refusing to be pulled into the cliques of the hotel and petty life adopted by other women without men.

5.06 [41] Hollywood Television Theatre: KNUCKLE
02Jun1975 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Adapted for television by David Scott Milton
Play by David Hare
Cast:
Eileen Brennan ......... Grace
Jack Cassidy ............. Delafield
Michael Cristofer........ Curley
Gretchen Corbett ...... Jenny
Jack Colvin ................ Max
Synopsis:
Suspenseful thriller concerns a young man who returns to Los Angeles after an absence of twelve years to investigate the mysterious
disappearance of his sister. His search leads him into a web of evasion, corruption, scandal and mystery.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Man of Destiny
28Jun1975 PBS [repeat of #4.1 from 21Nov73]


5.07 [42] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE CHICAGO CONSPIRACY TRIAL
10Jul1975 PBS
Written by Christopher Burstall and Stuart Hood
Directed by Christopher Burstall
Narrator Tony Church
Cast:
Ronny Cox .......... Jerry Rubin
Al Freeman Jr. .... Bobby Seale
Leslie Freilach .... Lee Weiner
Morris Carnovsky ..... Judge Julius J. Hoffman
Cliff Gorman ............ Abbott H. Hoffman
Barton Heyman ......... David T. Dellinger
Glenn Beck
Ingrid Bower
Hal Galili
Paul Arlington
Ann Bomann
Ken Camroux
Alison Coleridge
Carol Hazell
Synopsis:
The "Chicago Eight" (David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale)
were charged with conspiring to incite a riot.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: SHAKESPEARE WALLAH
24Jul1975 PBS [Tucson Daily Citizen 19Jul75]
Original story and screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Directed by Ivory
Synopsis:
Set in the late 1940's, it tells of a struggling troupe of English Shakespearean actors touring the Indian countryside while the "new"
India was casting off old English colonial trappings and an unwanted British cultural heritage. It is based loosely on the real life
experiences of an English troupe which toured India after the British Raj was surplanted by Indian Independence.
Three members of an English theatrical family play themselves in the film. The father (Geoffrey Kendal), his wife (Laura Liddell) and
their ingenue daughter (Felicity Kendal) are the stars of a forlorn little group which is trying to eke out a living putting on
"Gems of Shakespeare" to increasingly sparse Indian audiences bored and restless. "Wallah" means peddler in Hindi.
In the story, the father and mother are desperately anxious to save enough money to send their daughter back to England.
However, she falls in love with a young Indian 'playboy' portrayed by Shashi Kapoor. His mistress, a glamorous movie actress,
is played by Madhur Jaffrey. 
"Shakespeare Wallah" James Ivory's 1966 film classic will have its first American TV airing on "Hollywood Television Theatre" at 8pm Thursday,

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Requiem for a Nun
16Aug1975 PBS [repeat of #5.4]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Nourish the Beast
11Sep1975 PBS [repeat of #4.8]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Incident at Vichy [End of season 5]
18Sep1975 PBS [repeat of #4.3]

####### Hollywood Television Theatre #########
############ season 6 1975-1976 ##############
##############################################

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Lady's Not For Burning
21Dec1975 [repeat of #5.2]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Carola
28Dec1975 [repeat of #3.3]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Knuckle
04Jan1976 [repeat of #5.6]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Ladies of the Corridor
15Jan1976 [repeat of #5.5]


6.01 [43] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE ASHES OF MRS. REASONER
22Jan1976 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Written by Enid Rudd
Directed by Peter Levin
Cast:
Charles Durning ...... Arthur
Cara Williams .......... Sylvia
Herb Edelman ............ Richard
E.J. Andre
Barbara Colby
Synopsis:
Comedy about two couples kicks off when a widow, en route to Florida to scatter the remains of her husband, succeeds in bringing back his spirit.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Me
29Jan1976 [repeat #4.2]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: For the Use of the Hall
04Feb1976 [repeat #5.3]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Winesburg, Ohio
11Feb1976 [repeat #3.4]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Chicago Conspiracy
19Feb1976 [repeat of #5.7]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Carpenters
26Feb1976 [repeat of #4.4]


6.02 [44] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE HEMINGWAY PLAY
07Mar1976 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Play by Frederic Hunter
Directed by Don Taylor
Cast:
Alexander Scourby ....... Ernest Hemingway (middle-aged)
Samantha Eggar ........ Glynis
Mitchell Ryan
Perry King .......... Ernest Hemingway (young)
Tim Matheson
Pamela Sue Martin
Robert Carricart
Miriam Colon
Biff McGuire
Kenneth Tigar
Synopsis:
A portrait of author Ernest Hemingway, in which four versions of the man from different points of his life exist simultaneously.

6.03 [45] Hollywood Television Theatre: WANDA
21Mar1976 PBS
Written and directed by Barbara Loden
Cast:
Barbara Loden .... Wanda Goronski
Michael Higgins .... Norman Dennis
Dorothy Shupenes ..... Wanda's sister
Peter Shupenes ..... Wanda's brother-in-law
Jerome Thier .......... John
Marian Thier ............ Miss Godek
Anthony Rotell ......... Tony
M.L. Kennedy .............. Judge
Gerald Grippo ....... Court Clerk
Lila Gittleman .... Wife
Milton Gittleman .... Factory Owner
Arnold Kanig .... Salesman
Charles Dosinan ...... Father
Jack Ford ......... Anderson
Synopsis:
The story of a girl from the coal country of Pennsylvania who becomes involved with a bank robber.
*Note: Listed as Hollywood Television Theatre but was originally released by itself in 1970.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Double Solitaire
28Mar1976 PBS (Repeat of #4.6)

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Incident at Vichy
04Apr1976 PBS (Repeat of #4.3)

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Hemingway Play
09May1976 PBS (Repeat of #6.2)

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner
16May1976 PBS (Repeat of #6.1)

####### Hollywood Television Theatre #########
############ season 7 1976-1977 ##############
##############################################



7.01 [46] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE LAST OF MRS. LINCOLN [Season 7 Opener]
16Sep1976 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Adaptation of James Prideaux's play.
Cast:
Julie Harris ......... Mary Todd Lincoln
Michael Cristofer ... Robert Lincoln
Robby Benson ...... Older Tad
Denver Pyle ....... Senator Austin
Ford Rainey ...... Ninian Edwards
Priscilla Morrill .... Elizabeth Edwards
Patrick Duffy ......... Lewis Baker
Linda Kelsey ......... Mary Harlan
Kate Wilkinson ... Mrs. McCullough
Royce Wallace .... Lizzie
Billy Simpson ..... Young Tad
Synopsis:
The drama covers the last 17 years of the President's widow's life. Begins months after the assassination of Lincoln,
Mary is hounded by creditors, estranged from her haughty son Robert and haunted by memories, she finds comfort with her loving son Tad.
Tad's health fails and Mary suffers a breakdown - a desperate flight into the past.

7.02 [47] Hollywood Television Theatre: SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
23Sep1976 PBS
Producer Norman Lloyd
Based on Pirandello's play
Cast:
John Houseman .......... Director
Andy Griffith .................. Father
Julie Adams ................... Mother
Beverly Todd ................. Stepdaughter
James Keach ................. Son
Synopsis:
An ironic, puzzling and emotional drama, updated to a TV studio setting.
It begins on a stage where a director and his actors are in rehearsal when
six characters appear claiming that their tale is more real than the actors'
drama or the actors themselves.

7.03 [48] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE FATAL WEAKNESS
30Sep1976 PBS
Produced & directed by Norman Lloyd
Play by George Kelly
Cast:
Eva Marie Saint
Gretchen Corbett .... Penny
Dennis Dugan
Charlotte Moore .... Mabel
John McMartin
Sara Seegar
Synopsis:
The women discuss the straying husband.

7.04 [49] Hollywood Television Theatre: PHILEMON
14Oct1976 PBS [postponed from 07Oct76]
Produced & Directed by Norman Lloyd
Based on the 1973 musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
Cast:
Charles Blackburn .......... Servillus
Michael Glenn-Smith ....... Andos
Dick Latessa ...................... Cockian
Howard Ross .................... Commander
Kathrin King Segal .......... Kiki
Virginia Gregory
Leila Martin
Synopsis:
About an incident that took place in Antioch in the year 287 in which an actor hired to impersonate an underground Christian
leader finds himself turning into the man he is portraying.

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Fatal Weakness
04Nov1976 [repeat of 7.3]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
11Nov1976 [repeat of #7.1]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Steambath
07Dec1976 [repeat of #3.5]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Six Characters in Search of an Author
14Dec1976 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Andersonville Trial
06Mar1977 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
13Mar1977 [repeat]

[--] Hollywood Television Theatre: Nourish the Beast
03Jun1977 [repeat]


####### Hollywood Television Theatre #########
############### season 8 1978 ################
############## (Final Season) ################

8.01 [50] Hollywood Television Theatre: THE ASCENT OF MT. FUJI [Final Season opener]
10Jan1978 PBS
Produced & directed by Norman Lloyd
by Chingiz Aitmatov and Kaltai Mukhamedzhanov
cast:
Joseph Campanella
Jeanette Nolan
Andrea Marcovicci
Avery Schreiber
Joanne Linville
Synopsis:
Four men, three of their wives and the men's old schoolteacher have gathered for a weekend outling atop a local hill that has
been dubbed "Mt. Fuji" by one of the women. The men fought together in World War II after leaving school, and they pretend to
be great comrades. But they're not, and a fifth member of their band, Sabur, is absent. One of the four told the authorities
about a pacifist poem Sabur wrote during the war, and Sabur has suffered for it, psychologically, ever since.

8.02 [51] Hollywood Television Theatre: AND THE SOUL SHALL DANCE
07Feb1978 (billed as 3rd production of the season)
Producer Norman Lloyd
by Wakako Yamauchi
Directed by Paul Stanley
Cast:
Denice Kumagai ... Masako
Pat Li ... Hana Murata
Haunani Minn ... Emiko Oka
Yuki Shimoda ... Oka
Sab Shimono ... Murata
Diane Takei ... Kiyoko

8.03 [52] Hollywood Television Theatre: ACTOR [Final presentation]
21Feb1978 PBS
Produced and directed by Norman Lloyd
Adapted by Robert E. Lee
Based on the biography "Inherit the Wind" by Jerome Lawrence
Cast:
Hildy Brooks ............ Bella
Michael Kidd ............. Muni (adult)
Herschel Bernardi ... Favel
Georgia Brown ......... Salche
Robert H. Harris ....... Adler
Walter Matthau ......... Boris Thomashefsky
Howard Duff
Harold Gould
Peter Gonzales
Christopher Man
George Janek
Kenneth Tigar
Jack Bernardi
Leonard Spigelgass
Sandra Shotwell
Billy Goldenberg
Guy Raymond
Ezra Stone
Monica Lewis
Robert L. Joseph
Carol Goldsmith
Frances Osborne
Tom Gerard
Allan Migicovsky
Alvin Hammer
Shirley Kirkes
Leo Postrel
Jeff Lynas .... Munya age 7
Barry Robins ....... Munya age 14

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