WAY OUT {'WAY OUT}: FALSE FACE (TV)

Summary

One in this fantasy/science fiction anthology series, hosted by Roald Dahl. In this episode, actor Michael Drake, preparing for his role as Quasimodo, finds the perfect face upon which to model his makeup: the face of a deformed derelict he finds in a flophouse. Drake pays the man to come to his theater dressing room, where the actor painstakingly copies the man's face and affects his gestures, paying little attention to the derelict's story of a life of rejection and suffering. After Drake has copied the face, he coldly throws the man out, and his performance in the play that evening is wildly successful. A surprise, however, awaits Drake after the show. Includes a commercial, promos, and a public service announcement.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: May 26, 1961 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:28
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:06395
  • GENRE: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - L&M cigarettes^TV - Promos - "Perry Mason"^TV - Promos - "Checkmate"^TV - Promos - "Have Gun Will Travel"^TV - Promos - "Gunsmoke"^TV - PSA - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

CREDITS

    • David Susskind … Executive Producer
    • Jacqueline Babbin … Producer
    • Fred Wardenburg … Associate Producer
    • Henry Kaplan … Director
    • Larry Cohen … Writer
    • Otto Luening … Music (Misc. Credits), Electronic Music by
    • Vladimir Ussachevsky … Music (Misc. Credits), Electronic Music by
    • Lew Dockstader … Music (Misc. Credits), Electronic Music by
    • Robert Cobert … Music (Misc. Credits), Original Music by
    • Roald Dahl … Host
    • Alfred Ryder … Cast, Michael Drake
    • Martin Brooks … Cast, the Face
    • Gerry Jedd … Cast, Rita Singer
    • Lester Rawlins … Cast, Fred Davis
    • Dana Elcar … Cast, the Flophouse Manager
    • Louise Larabee … Cast, the Waitress