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The Challenge (1955)

A school bus driver (Jack Warden) is fired by the local school board when he refuses to sign a loyalty oath. This was a pilot for a proposed anthology series that didn't sell.

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Sidney Lumet
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Credited cast:
Michael Allen Michael Allen ... Mike Whitman
Arthur Cassell Arthur Cassell ... Dan Fredericks
Andrew Duggan ... Mr. Fredericks
Griff Evans Griff Evans ... Bus Driver
Russell Hardie ... Mr. Perkins
Louise Larabee ... Edna Whitman
Vaughn Taylor ... Professor Dunn
Frank M. Thomas ... Mr. Harris
Alfreda Wallace Alfreda Wallace ... Miss Morton
Jack Warden ... Bill Whitman
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A school bus driver (Jack Warden) is fired by the local school board when he refuses to sign a loyalty oath. This was a pilot for a proposed anthology series that didn't sell.

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This pilot film was co-produced and funded in part by The Fund for the Republic, which was affiliated with The Ford Foundation. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1955 (USA) See more »

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Dakota Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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