Sunday Showcase

Season 1 Episode 2

What Makes Sammy Run? (pt 1)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 1959 on NBC

Episode Recap

The rise of Sammy Glick from the slums of New York to a post as radio columnist of a New York daily newspaper. With the help of a stolen manuscript, the self-centered domineering columnist moves on to Hollywood as a scenario writer. By manipulating ghost writers and the artful use of the double cross, he becomes a powerful figure in the film industry.