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The Marriage (1954)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jim Brent, Robert Leszczak
references:
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THE MARRIAGE
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Production Company Not Known
for  NBC (Thursdays)
Produced by Hume Cronyn

US Comedy series 1954   8 episodes x 30 min in COLOR!
1Jul54-19Aug54
Starring:

Hume Cronyn as Ben Marriott (husband/New York Lawyer)
Jessica Tandy as Liz Marriott (wife)
Susan Strasberg as Emily Marriott (daughter)
Malcolm Brodrick as Peter Marriott (son)
William Redfield as Bob Logan (Emily's boyfriend)

Premise:
Sitcom featuring real-life husband and wife Hume Cronyn and
Jessica Tandy. One of the first prime time programs in COLOR!

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NBC Thursdays

1.1 [--] The Marriage: (unidentified episode) [verified - RL]
01Jul54 NBC Thur
Live show, in color on the RCA color TV system.
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Jack Garfein
Narrator - Hume Cronyn
Starring:
Hume Cronyn as Ben Marriott (husband/New York Lawyer)
Jessica Tandy as Liz Marriott (wife)
Malcolm Brodrick as Peter Marriott (son)
Susan Strasberg as Emily Marriott (daughter)
Guest Cast:
Vera Allen ........ Miss Whitman
Rusty Lane ....... Dr. Carnahan, the principal
Frank Silvera .... Mr. Ramon
Synopsis 1:
The first show tells of the problems that arise when son Pete arrives home and
complains about school. His father goes to find out the reason. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
The Marriott family resides in the Gramercy Apartments. The Marriott father, Ben Marriott,
portrayed by Hume Cronyn is upset when son Pete comes home and tells the family that the
teacher, Miss Whitman, has decided to teach exactly the same lessons as last year. This
upsets Ben, and he and wife Liz (real-life wife, Jessica Tandy) attend a PTA meeting to
find out the reasons for the repeated curriculum. Neither Marriott gets any alone time
with Miss Whitman, but Ben gets tricked into hosting a "fiesta" meeting for the hispanic
fathers instead. Ben doesn't give up, and invites Miss Whitman to dinner to get to the
bottom of the situation at hand. [RL]
Note:
One important aspect of this show is that Ben and Liz share a regular double bed (maybe
the network thought it was okay since they were really married?) [RL]

[02] The Marriage: (unidentified episode)
08Jul54 NBC Thur
Liz Marriott tries to get her daughter ready for her first dance.
There's the problem of a new dress, the dream boy who didn't ask Emily
to go to the dance and the bumbling efforts of Dad and brother Pete
to make everything all right. [JB]

[03] The Marriage: (unidentified episode)
15Jul54 NBC Thur
No information available

[04] The Marriage: (unidentified episode)
22Jul54 NBC Thur
Ben Marriott's father, a retired schoolteacher, pays his son's family
a visit. His stern disciplinary measures soon have the children up in
arms. [JB]

[05] The Marriage: (unidentified episode)
29Jul54 NBC Thur
Liz and Ben Marriott are disturbed by daughter Emily's desire to join
a high school sorority. The parents don't like sorority tactics, but
Emily thinks the idea of being among the elite is just wonderful. [JB]

[06] The Marriage: (unidentified episode)
05Aug54 NBC Thur
A domestic situation arises over "The Beard on Lincoln's Portrait."

[07] The Marriage: INSIDE BOBBY LOGAN
12Aug54 NBC Thur
Emily's boy friend Bobby finds that her mother is a wonderful person
to talk to. Mrs. Marriott seems to understand his problems. [JB]

[08] The Marriage: THE DREAMER [UCLA]
19Aug54 NBC Thur
(Last Show-no information available)

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