Omnibus

Season 1 Episode 24

The Abracadabra Kid

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Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Apr 19, 1953 on CBS
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The Abracadabra Kid
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The first segment is William Saroyan's fantasy story "The Abracadabra Kid". The story of a little boy Andrew, his magic word, and his busy parents' complete lack of understanding of him and themselves. Andrew summons his parents one evening and poses some serious questions. Starring Maria Riva and Walter Matthau. The second segment is "Paul Revere's Ride" a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellows famous poem read by Raymond Massey. The third segment is Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial By Jury" starring Martyn Greene as the personable partial judge in this opera dealing with a breach of promise. Also starring Davis Cunningham and Arlyne Frank. The fourth segment "Images Medievales" is a survey of life in the Middle Ages assembled from postage stamp sized miniatures of illuminted manuscripts discovered in the National Library of Paris is shown. Produced by William Novak and narrated by Alistair Cooke with accompanying music from that period. The fifth segment "The New Bus" is an informational 5 minute film on buses.moreless

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