Producers' Showcase

The Fourposter

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 7/25/55
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  • Episode Description
  • A gently humorous and perceptive story of a marriage, from the wedding night in 1890, through 35 years of marriage, all in or near the couple's old four-poster bed, which finally has to be left behind as being too large for their retirement apartment.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hume Cronyn

    Michael

  • Jessica Tandy

    Agnes

  • Anita Coursant

  • Eli Rill

  • Roy Johnson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • Jessica Tandy received an EMMY nomination for her performance in The Fourposter but lost to Mary Martin for her performance in Producer's Showcase Peter Pan.

    • Based on the award-winning 1951 play by Jan de Hartog produced for Broadway, directed by José Ferrer which also starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn.

    • The Fourposter was made into a film in 1952 starring Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer (then married to each other).

    • The Fourposter was also the basis for the 1966 Broadway Musical "I Do! I Do!".

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