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Episode credited cast:
Edward Asner
James Caan
Nancy Coleman ... Betty
Marc Connelly ... Porter
Claudia Crawford Claudia Crawford
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee ... Jane
Ivan Dixon
Frances Fuller
Charles Grodin
Luke Halpin
Juano Hernandez ... James
Pat Hingle ... Arthur McGill
House Jameson
Roy Johnson Roy Johnson


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Release Date:

16 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Talent Associates See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Betty McGill is making breakfast (Act 2, Scene 1), she places two pieces of obviously-already-toasted bread in a toaster and then presses the lever partway down, leaving the bread up. A couple of minutes later, she goes back to the toaster and retrieves the bread, even though it never moved and no bell dinged. This was evidently done deliberately so the bell wouldn't step on one of the actors while (s)he was speaking. See more »

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Intense, gripping, emotional--about racism in 1960
22 June 2015 | by tactile-10050See all my reviews

(For some reason IMDb says this is a comedy. There is not one word of humor. It is an intense, excellent, movie film that left everyone at the screening (just after the horrific South Carolina gunman killed the people in the church, 6/2015) saying WOW due to the emotional intensity. The writer is the man who did 12 Angry Men.)

This is one of the best films I have ever seen. Gripping, emotional, intense, superbly written.

It's my first time posting to IMDb--that's how important I found this film!!

Racism comes to a boiling point just after the Supreme Court rules on Brown vs. Board of Education. The story resets four times--to follow that fateful morning and the paths that four characters take, giving you back story on each.

It's too bad that 1. TV no longer makes moving intense television like this and 2. why won't they show programs like this from the 1950s and 1960s on TV now? They are timely, thoughtful, intense and superbly written.

So many channels, so little to watch. If someone would run these lost TV shows on TV on a regular basis, it would elevate writing, acting, and the social conversation on so many topics.

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