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A waiter becomes a sudden overnight success as a playwright, and then begins negotiations with an Italian movie director to turn his play into a film. The results are unexpected.

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Marc Daniels

Writer:

Arthur Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Benjamin ... Meyer Shine
José Ferrer ... Francesco
Raf Vallone ... Driver
Robert Alda ... Concierge
Joe Bennett Joe Bennett ... Danielo
Oliver Clark ... Billy Dorfman
Shera Danese ... Lucia
Linda Hunt ... Mona
Richard Libertini ... Airport Policeman
Tom Poston ... Car Salesman
Nipsey Russell ... Vinny
David Mauro David Mauro ... Bellhop
Peggy Pope ... Dottie Dorfman
Reva Rose Reva Rose ... Rhoda
Sandra Seacat ... Bess
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A waiter becomes a sudden overnight success as a playwright, and then begins negotiations with an Italian movie director to turn his play into a film. The results are unexpected.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Fame (#28.2) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The script was adapted by Arthur Miller from two of his own short stories, which had originally appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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