ONCE UPON A TUNE: THREE LITTLE PIGS (TV)

Summary

One in this weekly series that presents original musical productions, often satirical, tongue-in-cheek adaptations of classic fairy tales, or spoofs of current Broadway musicals. In this twentieth-century update, the three little pigs are actually three young ladies with the last name Pigge. They have come to New York from Iowa to seek their fortune, but find themselves being questioned in a robbery case. A Shah's ruby has disappeared from a hotel where each of the ladies either resides or is employed. They are each questioned by a reporter named Phil Wolf, who is investigating the story. Mr. Wolf thinks that he is in charge of the situation, but soon finds that each of the three Pigges are after him. During this program, the following songs are performed: "In the Spring of the Year," "If I Were a Bell," "I Remember the Cornfields," "You Do Something to Me," "Isn't That Just Like Love?" "I Wanna Settle Down," and "Three Little Pigs." Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: DuMont
  • DATE: May 8, 1951 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:50
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0428
  • GENRE: Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Fairy tales
  • SERIES RUN: DuMont - TV series, 1951
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

      Bob Loewi........ Producer
    • Dick Rose........ Director
    • Howard Greenberger........ Writer
    • Coleman Dowell........ Theme Music by
    • Gordon Holiday........ Announcer
    • Phil Hanna........ Performer
    • Holly Harris........ Performer
    • Reginald Beane........ Performer
    • Bernice Parks........ Performer
    • Ed Holmes........ Performer
    • Elaine Stritch........ Performer

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