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Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 October 1976
During a busy live taping of a TV program, a group of mysterious people show up with a strange demand..

Director:

Stacy Keach

Writers:

Paul Avila Mayer (adaptation), Luigi Pirandello (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Adams ... The Mother
Wil Albert Wil Albert ... The Makeup Man
Pat Ast ... Madam Pace
H.B. Barnum III H.B. Barnum III ... The Boy
Timothy Blake Timothy Blake ... The Leading Lady
Reb Brown ... The Weightlifter
Leon Charles Leon Charles ... The Character Man
Peter Elbling ... Rudy (as Harold Oblong)
Philip Epstein Philip Epstein ... Larry
Jeremy Foster Jeremy Foster ... The Juvenile
Andy Griffith ... The Father
Patricia Hitchcock ... The Character Lady (as Pat Hitchcock)
John Houseman ... The Director
Laurence Hugo Laurence Hugo ... The Leading Man
James Keach ... The Son
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During a busy live taping of a TV program, a group of mysterious people show up with a strange demand..

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Hollywood Television Theatre: Six Characters in Search of an Author See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Gripping and Exceptional
7 June 2002 | by twanuritSee all my reviews

The famous play within a play is now set in a television studio and is beautifully cast and directed, by Stacy Keach. The show being videotaped is interrupted by the sudden appearance of 6 people. Andy Griffith is compelling as the spokesman Father of the group, Julie Adams displays true anguish and despair as a widowed mother (her lover recently died), Beverly Todd is electrifying an an outspoken daughter, James Keach (the director's brother) is most convincing as an outcast son. Two children round out this most dysfunctional family, with Pat Ast fascinating as a weird employer. John Houseman is terrific as the TV show's director, giving the grim proceedings frequent doses of needed humor; his TV cast is also good. This is drama at its best, now available on DVD. Buy it now!


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