GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER: AUF WIEDERSEHEN (TV)

Summary

One in this anthology series. In this program, soldier Robert "Spider" Johnson is stationed in Germany in 1951, where he is "adopted" as a father by an orphaned boy. Spider is a taciturn man, preferring to remain alone to hide the pain of his own orphaned youth. When he encounters an abandoned boy nicknamed Joe Louis, however, Spider feels an emotional bond with the child. He becomes unnerved though, when the boy mistakenly believes that the soldier is his father. Spider leaves town, denying that he has become attached to the orphan. But when Joe hides in the back of Spider's jeep, the soldier must confront his paternal feelings for the boy during their drive back to the orphanage. Commercials deleted.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by Broadcast Music, Inc., in honor of Stanley Wilson.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: October 5, 1958 Sunday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:57
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:15368
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1953-1962
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Harry Tugend … Producer
    • John Brahm … Director
    • Kurt Vonnegut … Writer
    • Valentine Davies … Writer
    • Elmer Bernstein … Music by
    • Stanley Wilson … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Supervision
    • Sammy Davis Jr. … Cast, Robert "Spider" Johnson
    • Stevie Perry … Cast, Joe Louis
    • Karen Verne … Cast, Frau Schumann
    • Isaac L. Jones … Cast, Sgt. Ben Wheatley
    • Morris D. Erby … Cast, Pvt. Perkins
    • Charles Swain … Cast, Pvt. Christy
    • Nick Stewart … Cast, Pvt. Young
    • Clyde Ventura … Cast, Orderly
    • Gisele Verlaine … Cast, German Woman
    • William Yetter … Cast, German Driver
    • Jeanne Bates … Cast, Woman
    • Bryn Davis … Cast, Second Woman