Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre

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Notes (139)

  • Based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham and the 1940 William Wyler film starring Bette Davis.

  • This episode is based on the 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle, The Natural History of a Woman" by Christopher Morley. It made into a 1940 film starring Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan.

  • Because of the huge number of costume changes for Kitty Foyle (38), a pair of twins (Joanne and Janet Lally) are used to portray her in her youth. While one is performing on-camera, the other is backstage changing into another outfit.

  • This episode is adapted from the 1940 James Thurber/Elliott Nugent Broadway play and the 1942 film of the same title. Nugent starred in the Broadway production and directed the movie.

  • This episode is based on Betty MacDonald's 1945 best-seller and the 1947 film (both titled The Egg and I which introduced the characters of Ma and Pa Kettle.

  • This is Robert Montgomery's first appearance on his series in an acting role.

  • This episode is based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes and the 1947 film of the same title starring and directed by Robert Montgomery. Thomas Gomez also recreates his role of Pancho from the movie.

  • This episode was supposed to air live 4/10/1950, however, NBC and the the National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians were at odds. The situation was so strained that during rehearsal, a camera operator kept dollying past star Burgess Meredith and right into the wall because the technical director hadn't cued him to stop. The show was canceled two hours before airtime. It was presented the next week 4/17/1950.

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Trivia (11)

  • In the opening, guest host Robert Sterling reports that Robert Montgomery is still in the hospital. Along with an injured arm, he's developed pneumonia from shock and exposure after falling on an icy road.

  • In the closing, Robert Montgomery notes that they had received some phone calls during the show asking if this episode was a true story. He assured the audience that it was complete fiction and not based on any actual facts.

  • In the closing, Robert Montgomery notes that next week's comedy episode, The Burtons would be performed at NBC's Colonial Theatre in New York with an audience. Viewers can write in for free tickets.

  • In the close, Robert Montgomery salutes director Norman Felton for pulling off such a technically challenging episode, and reads a letter from Felice Benuzzi.

  • In the closing, Robert Montgomery welcomes station WNEM-TV, Saginaw/Bay City, Michigan which is carrying their program tonight for the first time.

  • In the closing comments, Robert Montgomery notes this is their 151st production.

  • In the closing, Montgomery shows a clip from the new Paramount film White Christmas starring Bing Crosby.

  • In the closing, Montgomery shows a clip from the new Paramount film The Bridges of Toko-Ri starring William Holden and Grace Kelly.

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