ALCOA PREMIER THEATER
October 10, 1961 – July 21, 1963
Alcoa Premiere is the title of a TV drama series that aired from 1961 to 1963 and hosted by Fred Astaire and directed by Norman Lloyd.
Each episode presented a new drama which often offered powerful stories on painful or controversial subjects as opposed to classic drama. The program featured actors such as James Stewart, John Wayne, Charlton Heston, James Whitmore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Kennedy.
The series showcased directors such as John Ford as well as writers Ray Bradbury and Peter Tewksbury.
Director Alfred Hitchcock was executive producer, with Joan Harrison as producer, of 'The Jail', which was an unsold pilot from 1962.
THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS 12 CLASSIC EPISODES ON 6 DVDs FROM THE CLASSIC DRAMA ERA OF EARLY TELEVISION
The Rules Of The Game
Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks
The Hour Of The Bath
The Broken Year
The Town That Died
The Fugitive Eye
People Need People
These episodes are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN and were transfered from the original films. This does not mean the episodes are pristine, just that they are complete and as originally broadcast in 1961. The quality varies episode to episode due to the age and condition of the original films.
All episodes originally were recorded from original film prints, NOT recorded off broadcast TV. These are custom made DVDs, not available commercially.
All DVDs come with menus with episode titles for easy episode access.