Season 2 Episode 13

The Sojourner

Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Dec 27, 1953 on CBS
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The Sojourner
1) The first segment "The Sojourner" is a dramatization of Carson McCuller's play about a lonely, unsettled man who is summoned home from Paris when his father dies. Through a conversation with his mother and a visit with his ex-wife and her new family, he discovers the invisible shield of love he left in Paris. Staged by Mel Ferrer. 2) The second segment "Chicken Little" an original operetta with libretto by William Engvick and music by Alec Wilder. The scene is a barnyard. 3) The third segment "Melies the Magician" Georges Melies, a professional magician, in 1896 began his career as the first major film producer by inventing his own camera, the first film studio with movable backgrounds, ingenious trick film techniques, and organizing and operating the first entertainment cinema. This French documentary film uses considerable footage from several of his films, including, "Trip to the Moon" and "400 Tricks of the Devil". Shots of his widow who survived his death in 1937 are also included.moreless

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