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Season 13 Episode 2

A Cry of Angels

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 1963 on CBS
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The story of the crucial two years in the life of George Frederic Handel when he composed "The Messiah" unfolds as Mrs. Cibber brings him a libretto composed by a wealthy Londoner, Charles Jennens. It is composed of Biblical quotes and spans the entire life of Christ. While she and his longtime friend and manager, John Rich, watch over the ailing Handel, he is portrayed in the play as a man in a trance who reads, accidentally and with little interest, Jennens' libretto. Suddenly, he appears inspired. He has a vision which reveals he spiritual void in the lives of London's poor and humble. He rises from his bed and starts to compose.moreless

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Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara

Susanna Cibber

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Hermione Gingold

Hermione Gingold

Princess Caroline

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Hurd Hatfield

Hurd Hatfield

Prince Frederic

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