WAY OUT {'WAY OUT}: THE CROAKER (TV)

Summary

One in this fantasy/science fiction anthology series hosted by Roald Dahl. In this episode, a nosy little boy named Jeremy accepts a job gathering flies for an eccentric scientist who believes that frogs are on the highest rung of the evolutionary ladder. The scientist, Mr. Rana, is plotting to turn the world into a swamp and has developed a formula for turning people into frogs. He begins with his neighbors, Fred and Cora Tench, and he plans to have Jeremy open a lemonade stand that would allow him to distribute the frog formula. However, Jeremy has plans of his own. Includes commercials.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: May 12, 1961 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:25
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:61575
  • GENRE: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1961.
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Breck hair products^TV - Commercials - L&M cigarettes^

CREDITS

    • David Susskind … Executive Producer
    • Jacqueline Babbin … Producer
    • Fred Wardenburg … Associate Producer
    • Paul Bogart … Director
    • Phil Reisman … Writer
    • Luening, Ussachevsky, Dockstader … Music (Misc. Credits) , Electronic Music by
    • Robert Cobert … Music (Misc. Credits) , Original Music by
    • Roald Dahl … Host
    • Paul Tremain … Announcer
    • John McGiver … Cast, Mr. Rana
    • Madeleine Sherwood … Cast, Cora Tench
    • Rex Everhardt … Cast, Fred Tench
    • Paul E. Richards … Cast, Sgt. McGoogin
    • Richard Thomas … Cast, Jeremy