Friday, November 5, 2010

Retro TV Friday

This is kind of cool - it's from back in the day when the Hallmark Hall of Fame actually showed something other than weepy chick-flicks. It's the complete telecast of Henrik Ibsen's disturbing 1879 play A Doll's House. This broadcast, from November 15, 1959, stars Christopher Plummer and Julie Harris.  It's a good example of televison of the late 50s - not great, perhaps, but a very good quality drama, and certainly indicative of the quality production that used to be, well, the hallmark of Hallmark.

The broadcast was 90 minutes, including commercials; this collection of 12 videos, sans ads, runs about 75 minutes.  Check it out when you've got a chance - it's likely far more worthwhile than the dreck on TV tonight.
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