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The 20th Century-Fox Hour 

An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joseph Cotten ...  Himself - Host 4 episodes, 1955-1956
Jesse White ...  Doberman / ... 4 episodes, 1956-1957
Carl Benton Reid ...  Dr, Merriam / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Grandon Rhodes ...  Capt. Stanley / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Robert Foulk ...  Clovis / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1957
Richard Collier ...  Todd / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Alan Napier ...  Governor / ... 3 episodes, 1956
Harry Carter ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Frank Sully ...  Jake / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Johnny Washbrook Johnny Washbrook ...  Danny Morgan / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Doris Lloyd ...  Lady Beatrice / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Willis Bouchey ...  Alderson / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Eleanor Audley ...  Governor's Wife / ... 3 episodes, 1956
Robert Griffin ...  Bartender / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1957
Noel Drayton ...  Alfred Bridges / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Philip Tonge ...  Buzzy Loring / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Katherine Warren ...  Amelia Newcombe / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Teresa Wright ...  Doris Walker / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Ricardo Montalban ...  Cicero / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Eduard Franz ...  Dr. Benson / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Gavin Muir ...  Harry / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Maudie Prickett ...  Miss Prossy / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Joey Ray Joey Ray ...  Tribune Reporter 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Macdonald Carey ...  Fred Gaily / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Cameron Mitchell ...  Donald Martin / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Richard Conte ...  Barney Fowler / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Mark Damon ...  Harold / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Regis Toomey ...  Ephraim Strong / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Carolyn Jones ...  Marcia Bridges / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Ray Collins ...  Callicott / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
James Griffith ...  Sgt. Pickens / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Roy Roberts ...  Dan Chancellor / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Alan Hale Jr. ...  Boyle / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Beverly Washburn ...  Kate as a Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ...  Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ...  Mary Elgin / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Don Beddoe ...  Mr. Macy / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Whit Bissell ...  Dr. Pierce / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Mort Mills ...  First Brother / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Dan Riss ...  Doc MacGowen / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ...  Hotel Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
John Cliff ...  Jackson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Herb Vigran ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Richard Crane ...  Clark / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Clark Howat ...  Farley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ...  Freddie Ames / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Jack Rice Jack Rice ...  Mr. Robinson 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Louis Towers Louis Towers ...  Jackie / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Jess Kirkpatrick ...  Draftsman #1 / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Barry Coe ...  John Apley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Arthur Franz ...  Ben Macready / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Kipp Hamilton ...  Christina Bradley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Ann Harding ...  Abigail Clay / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Craig Hill ...  Adam Clay / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Ray Teal ...  Bartlett / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
Joy Lafleur Joy Lafleur ...  Ethel / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ...  Bates / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Torin Thatcher ...  Captain McCrea / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Robert Wagner ...  Gil Carter / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Michael Wilding ...  Captain Robert Wilton / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Trevor Bardette ...  Aikens / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul Birch ...  John Albertson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Walter Coy ...  Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Lisa Golm ...  Tessie Vardosch / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Harry Harvey ...  Al Neavins / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ...  Dispatch Rider 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Jerry Paris ...  Ferguson / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Barney Phillips ...  Max / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Denver Pyle ...  Charley / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
George E. Stone ...  Angelo / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
Gail Bonney ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Todd Ferrell Todd Ferrell ...  Mark King / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Nina Foch ...  Joan Byrnes / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Queenie Leonard ...  Maid / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Herbert Lytton ...  Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Gary Merrill ...  Alan Byrnes / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Marilyn Saris Marilyn Saris ...  Maria / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Irene Seidner Irene Seidner ...  Mrs. Schneider / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Parley Baer ...  George Wixted / ... 2 episodes, 1957
William Challee ...  Malatta / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Lloyd Corrigan ...  Capt. Sam / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Benny Rubin ...  Poker Player / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Sydney Smith ...  Dewey Roberts / ... 2 episodes, 1957
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An anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful 20th Century Fox movies.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hour of Stars See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System) (season 2)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This series has been remastered and restored, and has been showing on the Fox Movie Channel since 2002 as "Hour of Stars". See more »

Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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Good Show!
3 June 2003 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This is a good show from the 1950's. It is currently (2003) airing as the Fox Hour of Stars with Robert Wagner as a host. Some of the shows are remakes, such as Laura, Cavalcade, Miracle on 34th St., etc. They are very well done, not as great as the originals perhaps, because they are only about 47 minutes long. But they are well cast with many big name actors (Teresa Wright, Joan Fontaine, Michael Wilding, Merle Oberon, Thelma Ritter, Joanne Woodward, Robert Preston). Some of the stories are also original stories, such as Child of the Regiment, a very good story about racism. These aired in some cinemas in America and England at the time and cast a lot of actors (like Woodward and Wagner) in them who were under contract to 20th Century Fox at the time. They are basically like little movies and it is fun to see different casts get to try the roles. For example, Thomas Mitchell is equally as wonderful as Kris Kringle as Edmund Gwenn was in the film of Miracle on 34th Street. All in all, a very good show and fun to see these actors in different roles that are basically shorter movies.


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