Omnibus

Glory in the Flower

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 10/4/53
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  • Episode Description
  • Host Alistair Cooke begins the second season of Omnibus. 1) The first segment of the program is a dramatization of the William Inge play "Glory in the Flower". The story takes place at a roadhouse in a small town and stars, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Ed Binns, James Dean, Frank McHugh and Mark Rydell. 2) The second segment is the James Thurber story "The Little Kitty Stayed Cool", starring Carol Channing and Elliott Reid. 3) The third segment is "The Little Fugitive". The storyof a red-headed, six-year-old boy from Brooklyn who has $5.00 to spend one afternoon in Coney Island. This prize-winning film by Ashley, Morris Engle and Ruth Orkin captures an entertaining, human experience. Alistair Cooke interviews the "star", Richard Androseo. 4) Excerpts from Oklahoma" Alistair Cooke visits Rodgers and Hammerstein's record-smashing musical. Selections include "Surrey with the Fringe on the Top" and "The Farmer and the Cowman".moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Dean

    Bronco

  • Hume Cronyn

    Bartender

  • Edward Binns

    Bitter x-beau

  • Frank McHugh

    Nostalgic drunk

  • Mark Rydell

    Customer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • The William Inge play "Glory in the Flower" was made into the 1961 film Splendor in the Grass.

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