CBS Playhouse

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/17/67
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  • Episode Description
  • When carpenter Peter Schermann needed a home, he built it with his own hands. And the house, like Peter, was strong; solid as a tree. But now he's old, too old. His children have no room for him. Peter winds up in a rest home--where he angrily rebels. He resents being treated as if he were senile or crippled. And he is offended by the empty atmosphere of waiting for death. Loring Mandel's compassionate drama follows Peter's lonely, courageous struggle to find a life in a world that has shut him out.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Loring D. Mandel

  • George Schaefer

  • Jack Shultis

  • Bernard Green

  • Adrienne Luraschi

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  • Notes (2)

    • This thoughtful production won an Emmy Award for Melvyn Douglas, who replaced Fredric March at the 11th hour, as the old man, Peter Schermann, and for Mandel and the camera work, and was nominated for best dramatic program, director and supporting actor (Lawrence Dobkin).

    • The teleplay by Mandel was published in book form.

    Trivia (1)

    • The title is taken from a famous poem by Dylan Thomas.

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