HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: AN AMERICAN STORY (TV)

Summary

One in this series of dramatic specials presented by Hallmark. In this drama, a group of World War II GIs return home to their Texas town to find that another kind of battle must be waged against a corrupt mayor and his political machine. Upon returning from war, the veterans' close friendships are challenged by the renewed significance of the differences in their social positions. George, an esteemed lawyer, is offered a spot on Mayor Cantrell's re-election ticket and must decide whether to compromise his ideals for ambition or join his friends in a "Veteran's Party" campaign against Cantrell. Meanwhile, Jesse, who suffered a head injury in the war, finds that his wife has been running their factory more successfully than he ever did in the past. This, the effects of his injury, and Jesse's disastrous run for mayor on the newly created Veteran's Party platform lead to marital problems and a possible tragedy. Juan returns home to his father and his fiancŽe, Maria, with ambition and an altered world view, but finds his aspirations threatened by ugly provincial prejudice against Mexicans. Joining the veterans in the fight against corruption is Hope Tyler, a war widow who shakes George out of his complacency. Includes commercials and promos. This program is closed-captioned.

("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.)

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: November 29, 1992 Sunday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:54:38
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:30155
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1992
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark^TV - Commercials - Crayola crayons (Hallmark)^TV - Promos - "Northern Exposure"^TV - Promos - "The Man Upstairs"^TV - Promos - "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"

CREDITS

    • Robert Halmi … Executive Producer
    • David Devries … Supervising Producer
    • Alan Jacobs … Producer
    • Judith Feldman … Co-Producer
    • Sarah Gallagher … Co-Producer
    • John Gray … Director, Writer
    • Lemuel Pitkin … Writer
    • Paul Donald Snowe … Writer
    • Mark Snow … Music by
    • Brad Johnson … Cast, George Meade
    • Kathleen Quinlan … Cast, Hope Tyler
    • Tom Sizemore … Cast, Jesse Meadows
    • David Labiosa … Cast, Juan Medina
    • G.W. Bailey … Cast, Tom Cantrell
    • Josef Sommer … Cast, Henry Meade
    • Patricia Clarkson … Cast, Barbara Meade
    • Lisa Blount … Cast, Becky Meadows
    • John M. Jackson … Cast, Sheriff McMillan
    • Sean Hennigan … Cast, Billy Wheeler
    • Brad Leland … Cast, Andy Buckley
    • Titus Welliver … Cast, Jack Austin
    • Shawn Toovey … Cast, Sam Meadows
    • Maraida Rios … Cast, Maria Medina
    • Jerry Haynes … Cast, Dr. Jenkins
    • Dante D'Andre … Cast, Carlos Medina
    • Rodger Boyce … Cast, Frank Crowley
    • Nell Heller … Cast, Becky's Mother
    • Peyton E. Park … Cast, Becky's Father
    • Carl Clifford … Line Producer