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  • Season 4 Episode 16: In the Presence of Mine E...

  • Network censors and program sponsors found the subject "too downbeat, too violent and too dated" but because of the strike by the Writers Guild of America this was the only unproduced script left, leaving the venue open for production.

  • Season 4 Episode 15: The Shape of the River

  • For prime-time television in 1960, "Shape of the River" was an especially unblinking and unalloyed character study, and deserves to be thought of in the same landmark terms as such Golden Age TV triumphs as Rod Serling's "Patterns" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight," Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" and Reginald Rose's "Twelve Angry Men." As this teleplay publication gains notice, and especially if the original CBS production is remastered and released on DVD, Foote's forgotten TV masterwork should be remembered, and revered, much more readily.

  • Published for the first time and reprinted from the only surviving copy of the script, which was discovered in the CBS-TV vaults, "The Shape of the River", is the ambitious television drama by Horton Foote.

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Classics, 50s