The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
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Tragedy in a Temporary Town 

Fifteen-year-old girl Dotty Fisher is assaulted at a construction camp. In the wake of this incident, the construction workers form a vigilante group led by the hot-headed Frank Doran in ... See full summary »

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Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Reginald Rose
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Edward Binns ... Anderson
Lloyd Bridges ... Alec Beggs
Rafael Campos ... Raphael Infante
Robert Dryden Robert Dryden ... Sankey
Robert Emhardt ... Matt Fisher
Pete Gumeny Pete Gumeny ... Reynolds
Donald Harron ... Mickey Doran
Betty Lou Keim ... Dotty Fisher
Will Kuluva ... Julio Infante
Vivian Nathan Vivian Nathan ... Grace Beggs
Milton Selzer ... Pike
Clifford Tatum Jr. ... Buddy Beggs
Jack Warden ... Frank Doran
Jane White ... Dolores Infante
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Fifteen-year-old girl Dotty Fisher is assaulted at a construction camp. In the wake of this incident, the construction workers form a vigilante group led by the hot-headed Frank Doran in order to find the person responsible for the attack. After the group erroneously assume that innocent Puerto Rican Raphael Infante is guilty of the crime, only one lone man named Alec Beggs dares to stand up to the angry mob. Written by Woodyanders

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1956 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Showcase Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Included in the Criterion edition of 12 Angry Men (1957), spine #591. See more »

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Featured in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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An interesting variation on "12 Angry Men"
6 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Reginald Rose is the author of the screenplay for both the television version of the story (1954) and the later movie version (1957). In between both of these he also wrote "Tragedy in a Temporary Town"....a story much like his "12 Angry Men" combined with the great western "The Ox-bow Incident".

When the story begins, a young girl tells her family she's been assaulted at a local construction site. Instead of contacting the police, the construction workers form a vigilante group and soon a crazed mob mentality sets in with them. Only one is willing to buck them when he calls for reason.

The story has so many similarities to "12 Angry Men"---a group rushing to judgement, bigotry against Hispanic Americans, a great ensemble cast of character actors (several of which were also in "12 Angry Men"), a great look at the ugly side of human nature. And, like "The Ox-Bow Incident", there is a lynch mob and they seem more interested in punishing SOMEONE regardless of whether or not they are actually guilty. But the one similarity is shares with both movies is that it's a quality production...well written and acted throughout.

So how can you see this excellent teleplay? Either find the Criterion DVD for "12 Angry Men" (it's an extra on the disc) or check the Criterion Channel...where currently it's available.


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