Musical Comedy Time

NBC (ended 1951)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Flying High

    Aired 3/19/51

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    No! No! Nanette!

    Aired 3/5/51

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Revenge with Music

    Aired 2/19/51

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Mlle. Modiste

    Aired 2/5/51

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Louisiana Purchase

    Aired 1/22/51

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nancy Walker

    Mary Custer

  • Jack Gilford

  • Anne Jeffreys

    Maria

  • John Beal

    Bilge

  • Gloria DeHaven

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Musical Comedy Time guide at TV.com. Musical Comedy Time was a series of hour long adaptations of Broadway musical comedies and operettas. The show alternated with Robert Montgomery Presents in it's Monday night time slot (9:30/8:30 Central) for the one season it aired. Many well known stage performers, from Broadway and the New York opera scene, appeared on the show which was done live from New York. Cast members of the original Broadway productions often appeared as well. By October 1951 Billboard Magazine was reporting that sponsor Proctor & Gamble was unhappy with the lack of stars in some episodes and "that unless more solid names are injected into the series, as per agreement, it will bow off the show. It also is reported disturbed about lack of sufficient rehearsal on the stanza." In addition to guest stars, musical support was provided by The Ken Christie Singers and the Kevin Jonson Dancers. Harry Sosnik and his Orchestra provided the music. Sosnik also wrote the show's theme song.moreless

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    • This 1934 Cole Porter musical was adapted for TV by John W. Ledon.

    • Adaptation of the 1928 Broadway musical with music & lyrics by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn. Based on the 1922 Owen Davis play "The Nervous Wreck" and the 1921 E. J. Rath story "The Wreck."

    • Billy Gilbert repeated the role he played in a 1947 revival of the show.

    • Adapted from the 1909 Broadway opera, with music by Oscar Straus and libretto by Rudolph Bernauer & Leopold Jacobson. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play "Arms and the Man."

    • Adaptation of the 1927 Broadway musical with music by Harry Tierney and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. Bert Wheeler reprised his role from the original production.

    • Adapted from the 1907 play with music by Franz Lehar, lyrics by Adrian Ross and book by Leo Stein & Victor Leon.

    • Adapted from the 1927 Broadway musical, which was itself adapted from the 1922 play "Shore Leave" by Hubert Osborne. Music by Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Clifford Grey & Leo Robin.

    • Adaptation of the 1903 Broadway operetta, with music by Victor Herbert and book by Glen MacDonough.

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    • Billboard Magazine particularly liked Billy Gilbert and Audrey Christie's rendition of "Never Marry A Dancer."

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