Sunday Showcase

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NBC Sunday Showcase was a series of hour-long specials telecast in color on NBC during the 1959-60 season. The flexible anthology format varied weekly from comedies and science fiction to musicals and historical dramas. The recent introduction of... read more

NBC Sunday Showcase was a series of hour-long specials telecast in color on NBC during the 1959-60 season. The flexible anthology format varied weekly from comedies and science fiction to musicals and historical dramas. The recent introduction of videotape made repeats possible, and two 1959 dramas had repeats in 1960.

Original Release

09/20/1959

US Release

09/20/1959

Cast

Suzanne Pleshette Mari Sutton
William Shatner Thomas Gore
Larry Blyden Sammy Glick
Monique van Vooren Zizi Molnari
William Post Jr. Lucky Westover
Earl Wilson Earl Wilson
Norman Fell Sammy's Brother
Nelson Olmsted Ben Osborne
David Opatoshu Sidney Fineman
Dina Merrill Laurette Harrington
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 People Kill People Sometimes Sunday, 20 September 1959
2 What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 Sunday, 27 September 1959
3 What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 Sunday, 04 October 1959
4 A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt on Her Diamond Jubilee Sunday, 11 October 1959
5 Murder and the Android Sunday, 18 October 1959
6 Milton Berle Show Sunday, 25 October 1959
7 The Lucy-Desi Milton Berle Special Sunday, 01 November 1959
8 The Light in the Dark Sunday, 15 November 1959
9 Episode #1.9 Sunday, 22 November 1959
10 The Practical Dreamer Sunday, 22 November 1959
11 Episode #1.11 Sunday, 13 December 1959
12 Give My Regards to Broadway Sunday, 06 December 1959
13 The Indestructible Mr. Gore Sunday, 13 December 1959
14 Episode #1.14 Sunday, 07 February 1960
15 Episode #1.15 Sunday, 14 February 1960
16 The Margaret Bourke White Story Sunday, 03 January 1960
17 Episode #1.17 Sunday, 06 March 1960
18 One Loud Clear Voice Sunday, 17 January 1960
19 Episode #1.19 Sunday, 03 April 1960
20 Episode #1.20
21 After Hours Sunday, 07 February 1960
22 The Devil and Daniel Webster Sunday, 14 February 1960
23 Our American Heritage: Shadow of a Soldier Sunday, 21 February 1960
24 The Secret of Freedom Sunday, 28 February 1960
25 Turn the Key Deftly Sunday, 06 March 1960
26 Episode #1.26
27 Our American Heritage: Autocrat and Son Sunday, 20 March 1960
28 The American Sunday, 27 March 1960
29 Hollywood Sings Sunday, 03 April 1960

Directors

Alex March, John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, George Schaefer, William McCarthy, Dick Schneider, Dick McDonough, Alex Segal, George Schaefer, William A. Graham, Jack Smight, Desi Arnaz, Greg Garrison, Tom Donovan

Writers

Budd Schulberg, Stuart Schulberg, Alfred Bester, Gore Vidal, Larry Klein, Danny Simon, Stephen Vincent Benét, Benedict Freedman, Jake Justiz, Arthur Julian, Lucille Kallen, Buddy Arnold, Charles Isaacs, Philip H. Reisman Jr., Merle Miller, Jack Elinson, Joseph Liss, Danny Shapiro, Jay Burton, Milt Josefsberg, Lou Derman, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf, John Whedon, Reginald Rose, Ernest Kinoy, Roger O. Hirson, Hal Goodman, Tony Webster, Archibald Macleish, Fred S. Fox

Cast

Suzanne Pleshette Mari Sutton
William Shatner Thomas Gore
Larry Blyden Sammy Glick
Monique van Vooren Zizi Molnari
William Post Jr. Lucky Westover
Earl Wilson Earl Wilson
Norman Fell Sammy's Brother
Nelson Olmsted Ben Osborne
David Opatoshu Sidney Fineman
Dina Merrill Laurette Harrington
Barbara Rush Kit Sargent
Sidney Blackmer H.L. Harrington
Milton Selzer Julian Blumberg
Milton Berle Self
John Forsythe Al Manheim
Bob Hope Self
Jay Lawrence Sheik Romero
Horace McMahon Mike Crowley
Allen Nourse Governor Yates
Arthur Godfrey Self - Host

Producers

Editors

Bill Heath

1961EmmyOutstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama Nominated
1961EmmyThe Program of the Year Nominated
1961EmmyOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program Won
1961EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1961EmmyOutstanding Writing Achievement in Drama Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actress (Lead or Support) Nominated
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