Omnibus

Season 2 Episode 20

The Confidential Clerk

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Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Feb 14, 1954 on CBS
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1) The first segment "The Confidential Clerk" is a play by T.S. Eliot from selections of his poetry commenting on the man and his work. Poet W.H. Auden does the introduction with Claude Rains and Douglas Watson playing father and son. 2) The second segment "The Whale Who Wanted to be a Submarine" is narrated by Orson Bean. The humorous story of a whale with a consuming passion to serve his country and encounters the bureaucratic structure of the government agencies and enough psychiatric treatment to send him back with a splash. Written and illustrated by Leo Salkin. 3) The third segment "Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians" with Japans Azuma Kabuki dancers will make their American debut on this program. The art of Kabuki involves both dancing and the drama, since Japanese dances usually tell a story. 4) The fourth segment "Paso Doble" was especially written for Omnibus by Budd Schulberg. The cast includes Will Kuluva, Kim Stanley, Arthur Franz, John Cassavettes and Alexander Scourby. The story is about a pair of newleyweds in a Mexico City cafe who befriend a matador whose defeat and ultimate death are sealed by his father and social system so remote from their own.moreless

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