ROOM 222: WHAT IS A MAN? (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramas concerning the students and faculty of Walt Whitman High School. In this episode, Miss Johnson decides to put on a production of Shakepeare's "Twelfth Night" with an all-male cast. Howard, the young man playing the female lead, is ridiculed by other male students who assume that he is a homosexual. Though he pretends that their comments do not bother him, little by little Howard's sense of humor grows thin. He mistakenly believes that he must be something he is not in order to prove that he is a real man; though he suffers from asthma, he decides to try out for the track team. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: December 3, 1971 Friday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:10
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T89:0179
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1969-1974
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Star-Kist tuna^TV - Commercials - Dristan tablets^TV - Commercials - Preparation H ointment^TV - Commercials - Listerine antiseptic^TV - Commercials - Halls mentho-lyptus^TV - Commercials - Hunt's Skillet dinners

CREDITS

    • William P. D'Angelo … Producer
    • William S. Bickley … Associate Producer
    • Seymour Robbie … Director
    • James L. Brooks … Created by
    • Don Balluck … Writer
    • Benny Golson … Music by
    • Jerry Goldsmith … Theme Music by
    • Lloyd Haynes … Cast, Pete Dixon
    • Denise Nicholas … Cast, Liz McIntyre
    • Michael Constantine … Cast, Seymour Kaufman
    • Karen Valentine … Cast, Alice Johnson
    • Heshimu (See also: Banks, Arlington) … Cast, Jason Allen
    • David Jolliffe … Cast, Bernie
    • Judy Strangis … Cast, Helen Loomis
    • Ta-Tanisha … Cast, Pam
    • Ric Carrot … Cast, Mark
    • Bobby Griffin … Cast, Steve
    • Geoffrey Binney … Cast, Jim
    • Bart Burns … Cast, Coach
    • Frederick Herrick … Cast, Howard