One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. In this drama, Peter Ustinov plays a Jewish deli owner, Shaddock, who is forced to entertain Washington, a black boy from Harlem, as part of the "fresh air vacation plan." Shaddock's nephew Stanley had planned to sponsor the child but had to go out of town unexpectedly. Neither Shaddock nor Washington is happy with the situation, but Shaddock is Washington's only hope for a summer outdoors. Shaddock has been angry at the world for twenty-five years because of the death of his son in World War II and Washington is bitter because his brother is fighting in the war in Vietnam. The two learn that they have similar problems, including discrimination, and Washington manages to soften Shaddock's hardened heart, but he must return home after receiving terrible news. Includes commercials and promos.

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which, since 1952, has aired under the title "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)


  • DATE: February 6, 1970 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:17:40
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:69126
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1952-1978


  • M.J. Rifkin … Executive Producer
  • Alan Landsburg … Producer
  • Frank Gertz … Associate Producer
  • Buzz Kulik … Director
  • Rod Serling … Writer
  • Walter Scharf … Music by
  • Peter Ustinov … Cast, Abel Shaddock
  • Peter Bonerz … Cast, Stanley Banner
  • Marlyn Mason … Cast, Gloria Ross
  • Maye Henderson … Cast, the Grandmother
  • N'gai Dixon … Cast, Herman D. Washington
  • Penny Santon … Cast, Mrs. Gold
  • Francis Robinson … Cast, Mrs. Parker
  • Aron Kincaid … Cast, the First Hot Rodder
  • John Evans … Cast, the Second Hot Rodder
  • Ann Collings … Cast, Harriet
  • Jonathan Hole … Cast, the Maitre d'
  • Kevin Hagen … Cast, the Policeman