CLASSIC TV SHOWS


  

Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Burt Lancaster
Running Time: 51 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis team up to host this episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour with Burt Lancaster as an escaped lunatic. Also features musical group The Skylarks and Sidney Sillman. Dean sings two songs, one on film "You're the Right One" from The Caddy and one live "That's Amore".


  

Cast: Abbott and Costello, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Janik and Arnaut, Fred Darian, The Pied Pipers, Veola Vonn
Running Time: 51 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

For approximately five-and-a-half seasons, NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour presented big budget musical variety television as head-to-head competition for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town on CBS. Featuring the top names in vaudeville, theater, radio and film, this live Sunday evening series was the first starring vehicle for many notable performers turning to television. Reflecting format variations by host, the Colgate Comedy Hour initially offered musical comedy, burlesque sketches, opera and/or night club comedy revues. In this show, Lou thinks his wife is pregnant only to discover that it's Bud's wife who is in the maternity ward of the hospital. The live sketch goes awry when a flower vase is broken it's needed in a closing gag, but Bud and Lou quickly get back to the skit without missing a beat! Les Paul and Mary Ford perform "I Really Don't Want To Know", the novelty number "No Place Like Home" with their trick guitar effects and close with "Tiger Rag". Exotic dancers Janik and Arnaut perform the weird snake dance!


  

Cast: Abbott and Costello, Hoagy Carmichael, Peggy Lee, Ricky Vera, Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Running Time: 52 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

For approximately five-and-a-half seasons, NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour presented big budget musical variety television as head-to-head competition for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town on CBS. Featuring the top names in vaudeville, theater, radio and film, this live Sunday evening series was the first starring vehicle for many notable performers turning to television. Reflecting format variations by host, the Colgate Comedy Hour initially offered musical comedy, burlesque sketches, opera and/or night club comedy revues. In this show, Bud and Lou get a job in a department store. Lou dances with a very tall dance partner!


  

Cast: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Arnold
Running Time: 45 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis team up to host this episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour with singer Rosemary Clooney.


  

Cast: Abbott and Costello, Sid Fields, Milton Frome, Jesse James and Carnell, Jarmila Novotna
Running Time: 39 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

For approximately five-and-a-half seasons, NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour presented big budget musical variety television as head-to-head competition for Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town on CBS. Featuring the top names in vaudeville, theater, radio and film, this live Sunday evening series was the first starring vehicle for many notable performers turning to television. Reflecting format variations by host, the Colgate Comedy Hour initially offered musical comedy, burlesque sketches, opera and/or night club comedy revues. This show features a live version of "Who's on First?" plus a musical spoof of "Carmen" in addition to other wonderful variety acts.


  

Cast: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Tony Barrett, Carolyn Jones, Jack Kruschen
Running Time: 26 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

"The story you are about to see is true", "Just the facts, ma'am", "We were working the day watch" -- Phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody set the realistic tone of this early police drama. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen's professional and personal lives. Dragnet featured Jack Webb as the inimitable Sergeant Joe Friday and Ben Alexander as his trusty partner/sidekick, Officer Frank Smith. In this episode: A man is found dead in the gutter. At first it seems as a routine hit and run case, but Friday and Smith become suspicious when all the witnesses from the night before give the exact same story. Usually witnesses are at variance in some respects. Something is not right and the two detectives must find out what it is...


  

Cast: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Harry Bartell, Joe Carioca Jr., Billy Chapin, Joseph Heffernan, James Griffith, Ralph Moody, Walter Sande, Herb Vigran
Running Time: 28 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

It's Christmas Eve when Father Rojas at the Old Mission Plaza Church in Los Angeles discovers that the statue of the Infant Jesus is stolen from the crib. The statue's worth is only a few dollars, but it is of great sentimental value for the parish. Friday and Smith promise to try to get it back before mass on Christmas Day, but this means that they have less than 24 hours to catch the thief.


  

Cast: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Helen Andrews, Carolyn Jones, Martin Milner
Running Time: 26 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Obscene literature and pictures are spread among innocent teens at a school in Los Angeles. The supplier of this illegal stuff turns out to be a former film producer from the days of silent movies.


  

Cast: Jack Webb, Herbert Ellis, Willis Bouchey, Edwin Bruce, Vivi Janiss
Running Time: 31 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Sergeant Friday investigates the destruction of a movie theater by a gang of rowdy teenagers! The cops find a small box containing marijuana and put two-and-two together... the reefer is making the kids go wild! Turns out that teenage Johnny is pushing weed, yellow jackets, goof balls and "H." His friend tells the police, but it's too late... Johnny takes a hot shot and O.D.s!


  

Cast: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joe Nash
Running Time: 26 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

The Galactic Bureau of Investigation sends an agent to the dark planet Carron, a planet ruled by the sinister Akim the Terrible, where evil is embraced and good (such as helping the weak, old and sick) is frowned upon and punished. He returns with his mind mechanically altered to suit Akim's way of thinking. Flash Gordon and Dale Arden are sent to put a stop to Akim and his evil ways. They arrive outfitted with special Cylinite bands to protect their brains from any mechanical, electronic interference... but will these devices work? No one knows for certain!

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