Season 2 Episode 11

The Nature of the Beast

Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Dec 13, 1953 on CBS
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The Nature of the Beast
1) The first segment "The Nature of the Beast" is an experiment of the mind of playwright Moss Hart as we preview the first scene of his yet incomplete play concerning a man who feigns amnesia (Mel Ferrer). The author later comments on the scene with host Alistair Cooke. 2) The second segment "Animals in Rocket Flight" a United States Air Force film shows the behavior of white mice and monkeys during and after test rocket flights in the early 1950's thus confirming the theory that organic life can survive space travel. 3) The third segment "Birth of a Band" The Band of Manhattan uses Turkish cymbals, French horns, a bassoon, picolo, and other instruments not usually associated with a jazz band. Arranger Will Loran explains the features of his form of progressive jazz with the assistance of the orchestra and vocalists.moreless

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