ALL STAR REVUE: THE TALLULAH BANKHEAD SHOW {BERT LAHR, PATSY KELLY, PHIL FOSTER, DOLORES MARTIN} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy/variety programs with rotating hosts. Program highlights include the following: host Tallulah Bankhead and Bert Lahr trade insults; the Ron Fletcher Dancers perform "I Feel a Song Coming On"; Bankhead appears in a skit in which she is stopped for speeding by a flirtatious French cop (played by The Continental); Lahr and Bankhead sing "I'll Sing No Duet"; Patsy Kelly and Phil Foster play a battling married couple who are surprised when Phil's old friend "Sloppy Selwin" turns out to be wealthy and handsome; then Kelly and Foster sing "I Got News for You"; Bankhead recites "New York Day By Day" columnist O.O. McIntyre's loving tribute to his late dog; the Ron Fletcher Dancers and singer Bob Carroll perform a production number to the song "Rachel"; in a skit Lahr plays an artistic sign painter and Bankhead portrays his wife; Dolores Martin sings "I'm Through with Love" and "Necessity" (which she introduced on Broadway in "Finian's Rainbow"); and Bankhead appears in a skit as a wealthy woman desperately in need of domestic help after her maid has quit. At the program's conclusion, a United States Army Reserve sergeant presents Bankhead with an award for the All-Star Revue's contribution to national defense from the Reserve Officers' Association. Includes commercials.

(Series title varies: as "Four Star Revue," 1950-1951.)


Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: February 7, 1953 Saturday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0348
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1953
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercial - Band-Aid plastic strips^TV - Commercial - Pet Evaporated Milk

Credits

  • Sam Fuller … Executive Producer
  • Dee Engelbach … Producer, Director
  • Joe Bigelow … Production (Misc.), Production Supervisor
  • Edgar C. Kahn … Director
  • Stein, Joe (See also: Stein, Joseph) … Writer
  • Danny Simon … Writer
  • Simon, Doc (See also: Simon, Neil) … Writer
  • Meredith Willson … Music by, "I'll Sing No Duet" music and lyrics by, "I've Got News For You" music and lyrics by, Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Director
  • Sid Fine … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Arrangements by
  • Ray Charles … Choral Director
  • Ron Fletcher Dancers, The … Dancers
  • Tallulah Bankhead … Host, Cast
  • Bert Lahr … Cast
  • Patsy Kelly … Cast
  • Phil Foster … Cast
  • Bob Carroll … Cast
  • Dolores Martin … Cast
  • Cesana, Renzo (The Continental) … Cast
  • McIntyre, O.O. (McIntyre, Oscar Odd)