Alcoa Premiere

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1961
Alcoa Premiere is an American anthology drama series that aired from October 1961 to July 1963 on ABC. The series was hosted by Fred Astaire, who also starred in several of the episodes.

Alcoa Premiere is an American anthology drama series that aired from October 1961 to July 1963 on ABC. The series was hosted by Fred Astaire, who also starred in several of the episodes.

Original Release

10/10/1961 on ABC

US Release

10/10/1961

Cast

Fred Astaire Self - Host
Alice Frost Miss Marks
Jason Evers Professor Joseph Howe
Berkeley Harris Charlie
Paul Carr Blackburn
Jocelyn Brando Nurse Slater
Howard Morris Willy Longo
Del Moore Hogan
Elizabeth Allen Nurse
Terence Longdon Lieutenant Bush
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Flashing Spikes Thursday, 04 October 1962
2 Guest in the House Thursday, 11 October 1962
3 The Long Walk Home Thursday, 18 October 1962
4 The Voice of Charlie Pont Thursday, 25 October 1962
5 Mr. Lucifer Thursday, 01 November 1962
6 The Masked Marine Thursday, 08 November 1962
7 Ordeal in Darkness Thursday, 15 November 1962
8 Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois? Thursday, 22 November 1962
9 The Hands of Danofrio Thursday, 29 November 1962
10 The Contenders Thursday, 06 December 1962
11 The Way from Darkness Thursday, 13 December 1962
12 The Potentate Thursday, 20 December 1962
13 Blues for a Hanging Thursday, 27 December 1962
14 Impact of an Execution Thursday, 03 January 1963
15 Lollipop Louie Thursday, 10 January 1963
16 The Glass Palace Thursday, 17 January 1963
17 Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks Thursday, 24 January 1963
18 George Gobel Presents Thursday, 31 January 1963
19 The Hat of Sergeant Martin Thursday, 07 February 1963
20 Blow High, Blow Clear Thursday, 14 February 1963
21 Chain Reaction Thursday, 21 February 1963
22 Hornblower Thursday, 28 February 1963
23 The Best Years Thursday, 07 March 1963
24 Jenny Ray Thursday, 14 March 1963
25 The Dark Labyrinth Thursday, 21 March 1963
26 Of Struggle and Flight Thursday, 28 March 1963
27 The Broken Year Thursday, 04 April 1963
28 This Will Kill You Thursday, 11 April 1963
29 Million Dollar Hospital Thursday, 18 April 1963
30 The Town That Died Thursday, 25 April 1963
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Directors

Alan Crosland Jr., Bernard Girard, Ted Post, John Newland, James Sheldon, Herschel Daugherty, John Brahm, George Schaefer, Robert Ellis Miller, Earl Bellamy, Peter Tewksbury, Norman Lloyd, Joseph Pevney, John Ford, Jack Smight, Robert Florey, Don Weis, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Taylor, Sydney Pollack, Alex Segal, Herman Hoffman, David Lowell Rich, Richard Carlson, Coby Ruskin

Writers

Lawrence B. Marcus, Jameson Brewer, Oscar Millard, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Alvin Boretz, Lionel Trilling, John Kneubuhl, David Karp, Richard De Roy, Mark Rodgers, Harold Swanton, James Leighton, Peter Tewksbury, Ray Bradbury, Gene L. Coon, Arthur Miller, Claude Binyon, Harry Wilmer, Charlotte Jay, John Marcus, Wallace L. Brown, Alfred Bester, Douglas Fairbairn, William Fennerton, John T. Kelly, John Furia, Helen Nielsen, Albert Aley, Stanley Ellin, Elon Packard, Phil Shuken, Philip MacDonald, Halsted Welles, Jack Finney, Frank O'Rourke, Robert Leckie, C.S. Forester, Bob Barbash, Richard Fielder, Saul Levitt, Howard Rodman, Gilbert Ralston, John C. Champion, Robert Libott, Henry F. Greenberg, Joseph Petracca, Donald B. Wilson, William P. McGivern, Donald S. Sanford, Ernest Kinoy, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Everett Freeman, Iris Dornfeld, Richard Brickner, DeWitt Copp, Fred Remington, Bob Corcoran, Porter Putnam, K.H. Lindsay, Matt Taylor, James Gunn, William Fay, James Dunn, Howard Leeds, Lawrence Durrell, Jerry Layton, James Lee

Cast

Fred Astaire Self - Host
Alice Frost Miss Marks
Jason Evers Professor Joseph Howe
Berkeley Harris Charlie
Paul Carr Blackburn
Jocelyn Brando Nurse Slater
Howard Morris Willy Longo
Del Moore Hogan
Elizabeth Allen Nurse
Terence Longdon Lieutenant Bush
Gene Evans Ben Cottrell
Patrick Wayne Bill Riley
Quinn K. Redeker Detective Ravoli
Ron Foster Lieutenant Robert Durham
Laurie Main Sergeant Hadley
Katherine Warren Mrs. Handley
Mary Murphy Angie Palmer
Lin McCarthy Capt. Lewis Baring
Lin McCarthy Paul Watson
James Barton Hobbs

Producers

Editors

Richard Belding, Howard Epstein, Tony Martinelli, Edward W. Williams, John C. Fuller

1963EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music Nominated
1963EmmyThe Program of the Year Nominated
1963EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Nominated
1962EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed for Television Nominated
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