WAY OUT {'WAY OUT}: SIDE SHOW (TV)

Summary

One in this fantasy/science fiction anthology series, hosted by Roald Dahl. In this episode, a carnival side show attracts some curious customers -- especially after the barker describes the main attraction. Cassandra is the only live human being missing a head; she is sustained by electricity. As Harold Potter is leaving the side-show tent, he hears a womanÕs voice calling to him. He sees Cassandra, whose light bulb flickers above her shoulders. She begs him to come back the next night. At home, Harold explains his lateness to his wife Edna and predicts that he will probably be late again the next day. The following evening, Harold begs the barker to allow him to enter the tent although the carnival is closed. He pays a small fee and is allowed to enter and speak with Cassandra. She asks him to help her escape so that she can live her own life. Harold agrees and sneaks into the tent the next night to free Cassandra. Later that evening, Edna comes in search of Harold and discovers his ultimate fate and that of Cassandra. Includes commercials, a promo, and a public service announcement.

Cataloged in memory of Reuben Joseph, who shared this with his son.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: June 30, 1961 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:22
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:50424
  • GENRE: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Carnivals - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - L&M cigarettes^TV - Promo - "Candid Camera"^TV - PSA - The Promise of America

CREDITS

    • David Susskind … Executive Producer
    • Jacqueline Babbin … Producer
    • Fred Wardenburg … Associate Producer
    • Seymour Robbie … Director
    • Elliott Baker … Writer
    • Robert Cobert … Music by
    • Roald Dahl … Host
    • Myron McCormick … Cast, the Barker
    • Murray Hamilton … Cast, Harold Potter
    • Margaret Phillips … Cast, Cassandra
    • Doris Roberts … Cast, Edna Potter
    • Martin Huston … Cast, Ronnie
    • Carolyn Groves … Cast, Betty