Producers' Showcase

Call to Freedom

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 1/7/55
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  • Episode Description
  • Docummentary made as part of "Project Twenty" series but run in Producer's Showcase time slot with regular Producer's Showcase sponsors. Relates the struggle for freedom in Austria from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to WWI, to Nazi domination, to WWII, to post-war Four Power Occupation, to final freedom, keyed to the reopening of the rebuilt Vienna State Opera House in November, 1955 with the performance of Beetovan's opera "Fidelio." Produced by Henry Salomon, music scored and conducted by Robert Russell Bennett, narrated by Alexander Scourby; opera cast includes Martha Moedl, Anton Dermota, Paul Schoeffler, Irmgard Seefried, Ludwig Weber, Waldemar Kmentt, Karl Kamann, with Karl Bohm conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Henry Solomon

  • Martha Moedl

  • Anton Dermota

  • Paul Schoeffler

  • Irmgard Seefried

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