Season 1 Episode 25

Tale of Two Cities

Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Apr 26, 1953 on CBS
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Tale of Two Cities
The first segment actor Emlyn Williams presents a reading of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities". The second segment "Gaie Parisienne" Host Alistair Cooke introduces Jacques Offenbach's work featuring a rich Peruvian tourist in Paris, the lady with whom he falls in love and the Baron whom she adores. Performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The third segment is the story by James Thurber as adapted by Tad Mosel of "Figgerin' of Aunt Wilma" the voice of James Thurber takes us back to Columbus, Ohio in the year 1909 where James' Aunt Wilma engaged in financial combat with her grocer and somehow won. Starring Margaret Hamilton as Aunt Wilma. The fourth segment "Bombardier Training" is a film sponsored by the American Machine and Foundry traces the development of aerial bombing and shows how modern bombardiers are trained with modern electronic equipment which simulates reality. The fifth segment "Modern Art and Sculpture" has host Alistair Cooke comments upon and illustrates significant examples of modern sculptures evolvement with several original works, Rodin's "Three Dancers", Aristide Maillol's "Young Cyclist", a concave surfaced nude by Archipelago, Giacometti's "City Square" representing several detached figures and the contemporary Lassow's "Montisauris".moreless

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