This is the final of three posts dedicated to the 7th Annual Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon being held over at A Shroad of Thoughts.
Tnx Terrance for letting me take part!
“Not many of the original bunch left. Y’know it’s funny how ya patch together strangers really. Just a bunch of boys who come in here for a drink and yet, when you hear they’re gone… . ” – Pub Keeper
Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – During World War II, a stern commander must try and deal with the way that those under his command must endure under the stress of aerial combat raids.
My Take on it – Great teleplay that says so much about the psychological effects that bombing raids have on pilots and officers in the planes high above their targets during World War II.
The story unfolds in directions that one might not expect and the live broadcast helps enhance things in some fascinating ways.
The story gives us a great way to look at the various pressures on the work that these flyers use to face day-in day-out.
The dialogue is superb and really helps us get a much clearer understanding about the kind of life that pilots needed to deal with during the war.
The cast is great with Martin Balsam, Robert Cummings and Hazel Court all adding so much to the way things unfold.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This show began in 1956 broadcasting all live ninety-minute plays, with only a sub-par kinescope film (film camera aimed at the live broadcast on the television monitor) as an archive. The second year, they began to film maybe every second or third episode (as a “made-for-television-movie”), then, in the last two years began videotaping many of the episodes. The tape technique was harder to spot because the broadcasts still appeared live, but there are at least partial tapes (of excellent, pristine quality) in the CBS vaults. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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