Hallmark Hall Of Fame

Sunday 9:00 PM on CBS
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  • show Description
  • Beginning in 1955, Hallmark Hall of Fame has been a series of specials (appearing four to eight times a year throughout the 1960s The Hallmark Hall of Fame was launched on Christmas Eve 1951, with the world premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors, an original opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Viewer response was so positive that encores were televised. The next original production, of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, was broadcast in April 1953. More people watched Hamlet that evening than had cumulatively seen it in all its live performances in the 350 years since it had been written. Founder of Hallmark - Joyce C. Hall, Aired on NBC.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 61 : Ep 2

    A Smile as Big as the Moon

    Aired 1/29/12

  • S 61 : Ep 1

    Have a Little Faith

    Aired 11/27/11

  • S 60 : Ep 3

    Beyond the Blackboard

    Aired 4/24/11

  • S 60 : Ep 2

    The Lost Valentine

    Aired 1/30/11

  • S 60 : Ep 1

    November Christmas

    Aired 11/28/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sarah Churchill

    Hostess - Narrator

  • Alexander Campbell

  • Stephen Courtleigh

  • Byron Sanders

  • Calvin Thomas

  • Top Contributor
  • AprilFox

    User Score: 1628


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Richard II: (Act 3, Scene 2) Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm from an anointed king; The breath of worldly men cannot depose The deputy elected by the Lord.

    • (from Act III of "Cyrano de Bergerac"): "And what is a kiss, when all is done? A promise given under seal - a vow Taken before the shine of memory- Over the i of Loving."

    • Princess Caroline: Lady, for this, may all thy sins be forgiven. Your singing is indeed the cry of angels.

    • Florence Nightingale: Scutari hospital has taught me how few things are freely given in this world, no matter the worth of the cause. But when the cause is worthy enough, what is needed must be taken. By whatever means!

    • Emilie: (reading a road sign) Bethlehem… couldn't be that lost.

    • Livy: Would it be easier if I left? Ray: (kisses her) Is there anything you like about me, Livy?

    • Edna: To Hollis after Mr. Regan's visit to ask Hollis to come home. Every one of us eventually loses everyone we love. Life is short!

    • Adam: Mommy gave me magic fingers!

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    Notes (238)

    • First nationally televised color program was broadcast live from New York, Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas story was the first opera commissioned for television, and was repeated in several subsequent telecasts.

    • Adaptation of the novel by Helen Ashton.

    • Based on the book by James Avi

    • adapted from the official biography of Florence Nightingale by Sir Edward Cook.

    • Based on the 1946 novel "Mistress of the White House" written by Helen L. Morgan.

    • Dolley Madison has an alternate spelling to her name. She is also known as Dolly Madison.

    • 10th Hallmark presentation

    • Based on the book by Fulton and Will Oursler.

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    Trivia (19)

    • During the late war we were stationed for a time in the ministry of information offices in London. There were rumors about this gal Christina, and she became, over the months, quite a legend. If some new hot information arrived at the MOI from across the channel in the days prior to D-day, somebody was bound to say, "I guess Christina" is busy again.

    • On the day of the broadcast, Helene Hanff spotted a photograph of a bust of Rhodope in The New York Times Book Review. To her horror, the caption said that Rhodope was in fact ancient Greece's most famous prostitute.

    • The play, "King Richard II" had limited popularity in the twentieth century, but John Gielgud exploded onto the world theatrical consciousness through his performance as Richard at the Old Vic Theatre in 1929, returning to the character in 1937 and 1953 in what ultimately was considered as the definitive performance of the role.

    • Albert McCleery: This is not a great spectacle (he snapped). It's the story of a man who tears himself to pieces in a frantic desire to find God. When you get right down to it, it's a religious story not a whaling party!

    • Franz Allers, the conductor of "The Yeoman of the Guard", was the musical director for Broadway shows of "Paint Your Wagon", "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot".

    • Actor Leslie Howard played Peter Standish in both the movie and stage versions.

    • Hallmark Hall of Fame returned to the network October 20, 1961 with a repeat broadcast of "Macbeth" the two hour production which won five EMMY awards.

    • Hallmark Hall of Fame aired a repeat of "Golden Child" on December 24, 1961 previously broadcast December 16, 1960.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The Christmas Card Sequel

    By MirianGilbert, Nov 19, 2012

  • She returns home and she is bringing her mum with her. Everyone is pleased to see they gives her a big hug.

    By dan0313, Jun 04, 2006