Playhouse 90

The Velvet Alley

Season 3, Ep 16, Aired 1/22/59
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  • Episode Description
  • Ernie Pandish's literary efforts have carried him to middle age without ever giving him a decent living. He and his wife Pat live in a New York tenement while he still tries to sell his work. When the big break finally comes, it comes from "Playhouse 90." Ernie's agent brings him the good news. Heeding the producer's wishes, Ernie prepares to fly to Hollywood with Pat, and leave poverty behind them forever.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rod Serling

  • Franklin J. Schaffner

  • Art Carney

    Ernie Pandish

  • Jack Klugman

    Max Salter

  • Leslie Nielsen

    Eddie Kirkley

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  • Notes (1)

    • Serling wrote this episode to be loosely based on his own experiences as the new 'wunderkind' of television who finds his life suddenly turned upside down.

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