One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. In this romantic tale presented near Valentine's Day, Prince Albert tries to recover from a two-year depression after the death of a ballerina. The Prince had fallen hopelessly in love after knowing her for only three days. The Dutchess wants to help her nephew overcome his grief after two years of melancholia, so she finds a young lady, Amanda, to play the part of the deceased. Although Amanda bears a striking resemblance to the Prince's lost love, many differences exist between the two women, which the Prince constantly points out. Amanda struggles to recreate the Prince's relationship with the ballerina and in the process, he and Amanda begin a romance of their own. Includes commercials, promos, and public service announcements. ("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 have been titled "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 7, 1961 Tuesday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:29:03
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:31310
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark ^TV - Promos - "A String of Beads"^TV - Promos - "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Give Us Barabbas"^TV - PSA - "Junior Achievement"


  • George Schaefer … Producer, Director
  • Robert Hartung … Associate Producer
  • Jean Anouilh … Writer
  • Theodore Apstein … Adapted by
  • Patricia Moyes … Translated by
  • Vernon Duke … Music by
  • Christopher Plummer … Cast, Prince Albert
  • Edith Evans … Cast, the Duchess of Pont-Au-Brone
  • Janet Munro … Cast, Amanda
  • Barry Jones … Cast, Lord Hector
  • Paul Hartman … Cast, the Landlord
  • Sig Arno … Cast, Ferdinand
  • Sibyl Bowan … Cast, Madame Rensada
  • George Ebeling … Cast, the Taxi Driver
  • Gerry Fleming … Cast, the Woman in the Green Hat
  • Rex O'Malley … Cast, the Butler
  • Iggie Wolfington … Cast, the Ice Cream Man