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George Gobel nailed down his NBC-TV season Tuesday night with an hour that pointed up some of the shortcomings and longcomings of Gobel.
Gobel's principal asset always has been his littleness. He was the wee man boxed in by life who somehow managed to squeeze slabs of sly humor out of a crusher world. It was possible to feel rapport with this Gobel because it is one of the conditions of human beingness to feel an isolation, solitariness. And it is, always heartening to watch a 'fellow gull joking about it all.
Gil and Peg Wright wrote several Western novels and television/movie scripts in the late 40's and early 50's. Some of their screen story work includes "Wild Horse Rodeo", Gene Autry's "Springtime in the Rockies", "The Gentleman From California", "Thanks For Everything", Roy Rogers' "Utah" and novel 'Madman's Chain' which was adapted for the screen story of "A Cry in the Wilderness". Originally filmed for television as an episode of the Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre episode titled "The Chain and the River".