CTVA US Anthology - "Omnibus" (NBC) Season 6 (1957-58)

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 Season 6 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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   Change of Network from ABC to NBC
NBC Sundays Various Timeslots


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6.08 [--] Omnibus: SCHOOL FOR WIVES
10-Nov-1957 NBC Sun
adapted by Walter Kerr
story by Moliere
starring
Bert Lahr ...... Arnolphe
Synopsis:
To provide himself with an ideal wife, Arnolphe a bachelor, has had a girl educated

 from infancy in such a way as to keep her ignorant of the knowledge most young ladies possess.
Second feature of this show:
From Princeton University, where coach Charley Caldwell and members of the

football team review yesterday's game with Harvard. Bud Palmer narrates the feature,

which also includes a brief history of college football in the U.S. [RF]

 

6.09 [--] Omnibus: AMERICAN TRIAL BY JURY
17-Nov-1957 NBC Sun
starring
Leonard Bernstein
Summary:
1. Last month Leonard Bernstein, American Composer and Conductor,

responded to an invitation to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The occasion was the dedication, via several concerts, of the new

Fredric R. Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. Omnibus covers this visit.
2. The other section of this 90 minute show is "American Trial By Jury".

 Boston attorney Joseph N. Welch turns to a trial which focused attention

on the plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

This was the 1934 Massachusetts murder case of the Millen brothers and Faber.

Verbatim transcripts of the trial will be dramatized. [RF]
 

24Nov57 no details
01Dec57 no details
08Dec57 no details

 

6.13 [--] Omnibus: LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON

15-Dec-1957 NBC Sun

adapted by James H. Lee

story by Boswell

starring

Peter Ustinov as Dr. Johnson

Synopsis:

Based on the celebrated Englishman of letters, from 1763 until his death.

 

22Dec57 no details
29Dec57 no details
05Jan58 no details

 

6.17 [--] Omnibus: THE SUBURBAN REVIEW
12-Jan-1958 NBC Sun (rerun 14Jan58 NBC Tue)
Dances choreographed by John Butler
Hosted by Alistair Cooke
starring
Bert Lahr
Pat Stanley
Mike Nichols
Elaine May
Synopsis:
Via comedy sketches, songs and dances, this special one-hour edition of "Omnibus"

will contrast suburban living in the U.S. of the 1920's with Suburbia as it is today. [RF]

 

6.18 [--] Omnibus: THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT

19-Jan-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Roger Englander

Leonard Bernstein

 

6.19 [--] Omnibus: LA PERICHOLE

26-Jan-1958 NBC Sun

Jean Morel conducts

Maurice Valency translated the libretto.

comic opera by Jacques Offenbach

cast:

Laurel Hurley ........ La Perichole

Theodor Uppmar ........ Paquillo

Cyril Ritchard ........ Don Andres

Osie Hawkins ........ Don Pedro

Paul Franke ........ Count Panatellas

Alessio de Paolis ........ Old Prisoner

Synopsis:

Perichole was a Peruvian actress who also is a character in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey".

The opera depicts her romantic misadventures dodging the amorous viceroy. [RF]

*Note: This is a 90 minute TV version of the Metropolitan Opera production

staged by and co-starring Cyril Ritchard.

 

02Feb58 no details
09Feb58 no details
16Feb58 no details

 

6.23 [--] Omnibus: MOMENT OF TRUTH (90 min)
23-Feb-1958 NBC Sun
Written & Staged by Peter Ustinov
Hosted by Alistair Cooke
starring
Peter Ustinov ...... Marshal
Jason Robards Jr.... Prime Minister
Rosemary Harris .... Cordelia
Fritz Weaver ....... Photographer
Nancy Wickwire ..... Nurse
David King-Wood .... General
Karel Stepanek ..... Victor
Wood Romoff ........ Foreign Minister
Synopsis:
Faced with the prospect of imminent invasion by enemy forces, the prime minister

 contrives a desperate plan. He recalls from retirement the nation's military hero,

 a doddering old man whose mind can no longer cope with anything but memories

of ancient campaigns. The prime minister believes that the old marshal's reputation

will restore the people's confidence and frighten the enemy. [RF]

 

02Mar58 no details

 

6.25 [--] Omnibus: MRS. MCTHING

09-Mar-1958

starring

Helen Hayes .......... Mrs. McThing
Irwin Corey .......... Dirty Joe
Eddie Hodges ......... Boy
Sam Levene ........... Eddie
Ruth McDevitt ........ Evva
Lee Meriwether ....... Beautiful Witch
Guy Raymond .......... Stinker
Alexandra Wager ...... Mimi
Iggie Wolfington ..... Chef
Beatrice Arthur ...... Ugly Witch

 

16Mar58 no details
 

6.26 [--] Omnibus: BERNSTEIN LOOKS AT OPERA

23-Mar-1958 NBC Sun
starring
Leonard Bernstein ....... Himself
Laurel Hurley ....... Musetta
Marcella Pobbe ....... Mimi
Martha Moedl ....... Isolde
Frank Guarrera ....... Rodolfo
Synopsis:
90 minutes of operatic music direct from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera
in New York City. Participating will be the Metropolitan's singers and
orchestra with Leonard Bernstein conducting. Bernstein's remarks about
special characteristics of opera are illustrated with varied operatic excerpts.
Bernstein's translation of a scene from Puccini's "La Boheme" is acted out;

 then the scene is sung in Italian. There will also be the "Liebestod" from
Wagner's "Tristan", the "Credo" from Verdi's "Otello" and selections
from "Rosenkavalier", "Carmen", "The Medium", "Don Giovanni" and "Lucia". [RF]

 

30Mar58 no details

 

6.29 [--] Omnibus: THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING
06-Apr-1958
Directed by Stuart Vaughan
Adapted by Walter Kerr
Based on the acclaimed English dramatist Christopher Fry's novel.
Hosted by Alistair Cooke
starring
Christopher Plummer .. Thomas Mendip
Mary Ure ............. Jennet Jourdemayne
Bryarly Lee .......... Alizon Eliot
John McGiver ......... Tappercoom
Stephen Joyce ........ Richard
Gerald Hiken ......... Nicholas Devize
Edwin Sherin ......... Humphrey Devize
Ann Shoemaker ........ Margaret Devize
Geoffrey Lumb ........ Mayor
Noel Leslie .......... Chaplain
Synopsis:
The scene is England in the 1400's in the mayor's house at Cool Clary.

 A vagrant named Thomas Mendip is making things difficult by insisting that he be

 hanged - he has a poor opinion of the world. To make matters worse, in comes

a lovely young woman believed to be a witch. The mayor grows impatient. [RF]

 13-Apr-1958 no details

 

6.31 [--] Omnibus: THE REINDEER MEN
20-Apr-1958
Synopsis:
Two Norwegian films are featured. "The Reindeer Men", filmed by Per Host,

which shows the way of life of a nearly extinct group of nomadic Laplanders and

"Nine Lives" the true story of a Norwegian anti-Nazi saboteur. [RF]

 

6.xx [--] Omnibus: BERNSTEIN IN ISRAEL

1958

Directed by Richard Leacock

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