Camera Three - Season 5

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  • Jane Austen's Matchmaker
    8/28/60
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    The problems of getting properly married in the aristocratic world of 19th Century England is the focus of dramatic excerpts from Jane Austen's novel "Emma". The deceptively sweet works of Jane Austen will be delighted with the acute characterization of her wilful heroine Emma on a matchmaking spree.
  • A Night with Chichikov
    8/21/60
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    19th Century Russian political corruption is satirized with the poetry of Pavel Chichikov.
  • They Can't Come Clean
    7/24/60
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    The art (or vice) of rationalization, so prevalent in the modern world, is the subject of "They Can't Come Clean" a satirical sketch based on the writings of humorists E.B. White, Stephen Leacock and Jules Pfeiffer.
  • The Men from Company K
    7/17/60
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    A dramatization of William March's "Company K". A gripping World War I about the men who face a death they don't understand, told in individual accounts of 123 marines.
  • The Best and the Worst
    7/10/60
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    Efforts of such literary lights as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Byron and Longfellow demonstrates the fact that even a genius can miss the mark occasionally.
  • Modern American Sculpture
    6/19/60
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    A discussion of the contemporary development of sculpture.
  • From Fish to Fools
    From Fish to Fools
    Episode 40
    6/5/60
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    Israeli mime Shai K. Ophir and actress Karla most light-heartedly trace the history of organic life from the fish to the organization man.
  • The Faces of Ingmar Bergman
    5/22/60
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    Sweden's great motion picture director is represented here by excerpts of three of his unique films, "Wild Strawberries," "Lessons in Love," and "The Seventh Seal." Film Critic Arthur Knight discusses the director's attitude toward film making and his entry into the field.
  • The Destroyer
    The Destroyer
    Episode 37
    5/15/60
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    An interpretation of Elizabeth Bowen's short story "Her Table Spread" is dramatized. The love story about a girl with the sense of reality of a phantom is unveiled in this offbeat drama.
  • Mainly Anonymous
    Mainly Anonymous
    Episode 36
    5/8/60
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    The works of three 17th Century English poets. Robert Herrick ("Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May"), George Herbert and John Donne, echo a love of life and its adventure that will surely bring a smile to their lips.
  • Art Treasures of Early America
    5/1/60
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    A comprehensive look at American folk arts.
  • He Done Her Wrong
    He Done Her Wrong
    Episode 34
    4/24/60
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    A backwoods wilderness man falls in love with a city girl. When he goes to the big city to find her mixed up with an unsavory fellow he becomes the hero.
  • Chitra
    Chitra
    Episode 32
    4/10/60
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    An ancient Indian love story is dramatized in dance pantomine form by a group of Indian artists, and the result is a tender demonstration of the eternal patterns of romance.
  • They Called Her Moses
    4/3/60
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    The story of Harriet Tubman is told in an original dance-song-drama of the underground railroad leader during the Civil War.
  • The Sickness of Sicily
    3/27/60
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    A study of one of the poorest areas in the world is presented in dramatic form. The stories are taken from three books: "Report from Palermo" by Danilo Dolci; "The Ten Pains of Death" by Gavin Maxwell" and "Little Noves of Sicily" by Giovanni Verga. These authentic sources form the basis for a dramatic outline ot a case history ot mass poverty on Italy's southernmost island.moreless
  • The Endless House
    The Endless House
    Episode 29
    3/20/60
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    Illustration and discussion of architectural creations of Frederick Kiesler are shown with theory and scenic design of his "endless house" an organic and fluid continum of the house.
  • The Counties of Ireland
    3/13/60
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    A trio of Irish actors, singers and balladeers lift their green-tipped voices in song, recital, ballad and brogue, in toasts to the countries of Ireland, with a Pre-St. Patrick's Day program. The performers are: Helena Carroll, actress; Liam Clancy and Tom Makem, singers and actors. Highlights: Songs included are "Whack Fol the Diddle," "Whisky in the Jar" and "Kelly the Boy from Killane," among others.moreless
  • The Way of All Flesh
    2/28/60
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    A portion of Samuel Butler's great novel "The Way of All Flesh will be seen in dramatic adaptation. It's the story of a young man's emergence from an antagonistic relationship between him and his domineering hypocritical parents. Ernest takes the theological road and becomes a clergyman and is faced with many obstacles along the road to redemption.moreless
  • The Real Thing
    The Real Thing
    Episode 25
    2/21/60
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    A dramatic adaptation of Henry James' short story "The Real Thing" about a young English artist, commissioned to draw a magazine illustration of members of polite society, must choose between two sets of models; an aristocratic couple and a pair of low-class professional models.
  • Stamp of Steinberg
    Stamp of Steinberg
    Episode 24
    2/14/60
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    Camera Three focuses on several groupings of the drawings by artist Saul Steinberg. His drawings and work appeared on the cover of The New Yorker for six decades.
  • Il Filosofo di Campagna or The Guardian Tricked
    Salvatore Baccaloni stars in an impudent eighteenth century opera bouffe, "Il Filosofo di Campagna" with a score by Baldassare Galuppi and a libretto by Carlo Goldoni. The story is about how love triumphs against all odds and almost everybody is happy.
  • More Than One Franklin
    1/17/60
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    The Franklin in the title belongs to our one and only Benjamin, and the occasion his 254th birthday anniversary. To celebrate it in style, two actors appear as the versatile gentleman, quoting a delightful variety of his witticisms and beliefs on everything from religion, to freedom, wine, vegetarianism and bathing.
  • Actor's Choice
    Actor's Choice
    Episode 19
    1/10/60
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    Actress Maureen Stapleton reads poetry.
  • Toward a Calm 1960
    Toward a Calm 1960
    Episode 18
    1/3/60
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    A retrospect of the past year and a look at the year ahead.
  • The Toys of Peace
    The Toys of Peace
    Episode 17
    12/27/59
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    Two short stories by the Scottish author Saki (H.H. Munro) are interpreted in dramatic vignettes. A mother asks her brother to give her two boys "peace toys" as an Easter present. Fed up with the ravages of War and rather than giving them toy soldiers and toy guns she opts for a peaceful resolution.moreless
  • From Hiroshima to the Moon
    12/20/59
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    For an actual bystander's reaction to the testing of the atom bom, today's dramatized vignettes provide food for thought for many a day to come.
  • Save the Hay for Winter
    12/13/59
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    The biting satire in these dramatized vignettes written by Polish writers is a far great indictment of Soviet domination of a foreign power than any political tract could be.
  • Winter Words
    Winter Words
    Episode 12
    11/22/59
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    A dramatic reading of Thomas Hardy's poems as read by Sada Thompson, Peter Brandon and Ian Wolfe who appreciate the irony and sensuous charm they echo, and bring to life a little known side of the famed Victorian novelist.
  • The Culture of Poverty
    11/15/59
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    A dramatization of life in a Mexico city slum staggers the imagination. But over and beyond the shocking deprivation illustrated here, therms a warmth and vitality in the people themselves that's all the more astounding. "Culture of Poverty", is a dramatization of segments of the book "Five Families".
  • The Desperate People
    11/8/59
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    The plight of the vanishing Eskimo tribe is explored on this episode of Camera Three.
  • Why I Live at the P.O.
    11/1/59
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    A dramatization from the short story by Eudora Welty about a Southern woman who well into adulthood has an argument with her family and moves into the Post Office.
  • Selma Broeter
    Selma Broeter
    Episode 8
    10/25/59
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    A short story by the late Norwegian authoress Sigrid Undset is dramatized.
  • The U.N. and the Arts
    10/18/59
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    Films made by the U.N. of art subjects are shown and discussed on this program of the arts.
  • Controlled Chance
    Controlled Chance
    Episode 6
    10/11/59
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    Pianist-composer Lukas Foss demonstrates a system to guide musicians who wish to improvise on semi-classical and classical music.
  • The Plight of the Composer
    10/4/59
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    Fascinating half hour devoted to correcting the neglect of American composer George Antheil's music. The vintage 1920's music created a sensation at home and abroade as far off as Russia, echoing as it did, the precision and sound of the mechanistic age.
  • At the End of the Passage
    9/20/59
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    Rudyard Kipling's forceful reminder that the individual Briton paid a heavy personal price for his country's colonial interests in India is dramatically played by a group of four. Their tale of loneliness and struggle in an alien climate is moving and memorable.
  • Ballads Are News
    Ballads Are News
    Episode 2
    9/13/59
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    Folk singer Oscar Brand is one of the performers in this survey of American songs which were inspired by natural events, like floods and storms, that became important news stories. The songs come from all over the United States and include works like "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You" which was written as a result of the dust bowl droughts.moreless
  • Knights and Ladies, Gentle and Otherwise
    A troubador, five knights and three ladies present old ballads. A refreshing romp with Old English ballads. The poems are read by the talented acting troup.
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