One in this series of variety programs on the arts, sciences, and entertainment, hosted by Alistair Cooke.

The program begins with "Wrestling Without Tears," a comparison of professional and amateur wrestling. Professional wrestler Bertrand L. Shurtleff shows a variety of wrestling moves, after which an example of college wrestling is demonstrated.

Next, Pearl S. Buck reads an excerpt from her new book, "My Several Worlds," in which she describes her childhood in China, accompanied by actors depicting her themes.

The segment "From Arvida" details an aspect of the North American partnership as it explains how the aluminum-producing city of Arvida, Quebec exports aluminum ingots to U.S. locales for industrial usage.

Finally, "Brewsie and Willie," Gertrude Stein's play concerning American soldiers in Paris at the end of World War II, is performed. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: November 7, 1954 Sunday 5:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0177
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  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1952-1956
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commericals - Alcan aluminum^TV - Commercials - Zenith hearing aids^TV - Commercials - Norcross greeting cards^TV - Commercials - ScotTowels paper towels


    • Robert Saudek … Executive Producer
    • Paul Feigay … Associate Producer
    • Tad Danielewski … Director, For "My Several Worlds"
    • Seymour Robbie … Director, For "Brewsie and Willie"
    • John Lardner … Writer, For "Wrestling Without Tears"
    • Pearl S. Buck … Writer, For "My Separate Worlds"
    • Gertrude Stein … Writer, For "Brewsie and Willie"
    • Ellen Violett … Adapted by, For "Brewsie and Willie"
    • Lisabeth Blake … Adapted by, For "Brewsie and Willie"
    • Alistair Cooke … Host
    • Bertrand L. Shurtleff … Guest
    • Pearl S. Buck … Guest
    • David Hooks … Cast, Brewsie
    • Jerry Ansbacher … Cast, Willie
    • Peg Murray … Cast, Pauline Von Stuart
    • Von Stuart … Cast, Donald Paul
    • Wright King … Cast, Fred
    • Bert Remsen … Cast, Jimmy
    • Andre Charise … Cast, Bartender
    • Will Hare … Cast, Dollar Man
    • Solange Podell … Cast, French Girl