Four Star Playhouse

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Notes (46)

  • This character was used in seven other episodes and was made into a series in 1960 starring Howard Duff as Willie Dante.

  • This episode is repeated during next seasons summer re-runs on 5/13/1954.

  • This episode is repeated on the network during the summer reruns on 6/3/1954.

  • This episode was repeated on the network 9/10/1953.

  • With the exception of a brief walk-on by a valet, Ronald Coleman is the only person on screen in this one character drama.

  • This episode was repeated on the network 3/25/1954.

  • Gwen and John Bagni were the first-ever receipients of the Best Teleplay award from the Screen Writers Guild for 1953. Director Robert Florey and Assistant Director Bruce Gowler win the Screen Directors Guild's first Best Direction for Television award for 1953.

  • This episode was repeated on the network during the summer on 7/1/1954.

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Trivia (2)

  • Deacon, "the man who knows everything", incorrectly states that Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States, began his term of office in 1853. In fact, it began in 1850, when he succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President Zachary Taylor. ¬†Fillmore's term ended in 1853, when he was succeeded by Franklin Pierce.

  • Jack Benny makes a brief appearances as a cheap gambler.