DRAMA

NOTHING COMPARES TO THE LIVE AND FILMED TV DRAMAS OF THE 1950s, AND SHOKUS HAS MANY!


ANTHOLOGY SERIES

FINE SHOWS WITH TV'S BIGGEST STARS IN GREAT ROLES!



481 CLASSIC TV DRAMAS, I

1. CLIMAX! (1957). A 60-minute live kinescope entitled, "Four Hours in White". Steve McQueen has a supporting role in this program, playing twin brothers. A doctor may lose a patient recently admitted to the hospital after a severe auto accident. It's up to him to convince the patient's brother to take part in a transplant. Complete with original commercials.
2. G.E. THEATER (1955). Johnnie Ray stars in "The Big Shot", about a small town singer who makes a deal with a major record company. This live kinescope is also complete with original commercials.
3. TV READER'S DIGEST (1955). An American living in China speaks out against the Chinese government and must pay the price in "The Brainwashing of John Hayes", starring Vincent Price. This filmed program has original commercials.
--- 120 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
DVD: $14.95


488 CLASSIC TV DRAMAS, II

1. CLIMAX! (1956). Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, and Harry Carey, Jr. star in "The Lou Gehrig Story". This drama highlights the last days of the famed baseball player, and is complete wih original commercials.
2. TELEPHONE TIME (STAR FOR TODAY). A 1957 episode "The Fight for the Title". Michael Landon stars as an emotionally disturbed teenager whose only goal in life is become the World Lightweight Boxing Champion.
3. ALCOA THEATER (1959). Errol Flynn (in one of his last roles) stars in "The Golden Shanty", about a charming conman who discovers gold on some property in the old west that once belonged to him.
--- 110 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
DVD: $14.95


497 CLASSIC TV DRAMAS, III

1. THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW (1959), with James Barton as a retired policeman called back into action by the mayor of a small town. Original comm. included.
2. ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1960). A magician and his assistant take advantage of a handicapped young man. Stars Diana Dors and Brandon de Wilde.
3. FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE (1954), features Charles Boyer as a man who marries a widow whose kids (one of which is Natalie Wood) don't like him. With comm.
4. THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW (1960), also with comm. Miss Stanwyck stars as a magazine reporter in 1902 sent out west to investigate harsh treatment of native americans by a local doctor (Buddy Ebsen).
--- 110 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
DVD: $14.95


523 CLASSIC TV DRAMAS, IV

1. FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE (1955). David Niven stars in “The Firing Squad”, an excellent half hour in which a WWII captain must oversee an execution he doesn’t want to happen. The show also stars John Dehner and Hugh Beaumont (Ward Cleaver). Complete with original Bristol Meyer commercials.
2. G.E. THEATER (1957) - “It Gives Me Great Pleasure”, starring Myrna Loy and Robert Preston. A traveling lecturer wants to retire and spend more time with her son in this light-hearted drama.
3. THE CHEVY MYSTERY SHOW (9/15/60), one of the last of the great live dramatic presentations, complete with car commercials. Caesar Romero, Everett Sloan, and Dan Tobin star in a 60-minute show, “The Suicide Club”, in which a group of men, tired of their lives, play God with each other and determine which of them dies via murder the next day. Where’s Prozac when you need it?
--- 110 MINUTES --- BLACK AND WHITE ---
DVD: $14.95






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