Omnibus

The Happy Journey

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 3/1/53
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  • Episode Description
  • The first segment is "The Happy Journey" based on the play by Thornton Wilder it is the story of a family of four who journeys by car to Camden, New Jersey to visit a member of the family. Starring Helen Hayes and Russell Collins. The second segment is "The Blind Man". A documentary record of a blind man's typical day from the ringing of his alarm clock to his activities in the office. The third segment is "The Coronation Ceremony". Leo Genn narrates an official British film which traces the story of the 900-year-old coronation ceremony and outlines the ceremony to be performed on June 2, 1953 with Queen Elizabeth. The fourth segment is "The Five Gifts of Life". The New York City Ballet Company performance based on Mark Twain's story of a young man who seeks all five gifts of life: fame, riches, pleasures, love and death and because of his greed must accept old age. The fifth segment "The Income Tax" has Alistair Cooke who briefly covers the history of the income tax and traces the sophisticated methods employed in obtaining data, notwithstanding some wry comments.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alistair Cooke

    Host of Program

  • Martin Gabel

    Narrator

  • Helen Hayes

    Mrs. Kirby

  • Russell Collins

    Mr. Kirby

  • Thornton Wilder

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