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F-A0210
PART 1 OF 2 MOVIE BASED ON TV SHOW. ANTHOLOGY. THIS FILM IS A SERIES OF VIGNETTES LINKED TOGETHER WITH THE POPULAR GAME SHOW OF THE LATE 1940S AND EARLY 1950S, "QUEEN FOR A DAY". BETWEEN THE THREE STORIES IS SUPPOSED TV STUDIO FOOTAGE FEATURING "QUEEN" HOST, JACK BAILEY AND HIS SIDEKICKS. JIM MORGAN & FORT PEARSON. THE STORIES: "THE GOSSAMER WORLD", FEATURING PHYLLIS AVERY, DARREN MCGAVIN, RUDY LEE, FRANCES E. WILLIAMS, JOAN WINFIELD, LONNY BURR, TRISTRAM COFFIN, JIGGS WOOD, CASEY FOLKS, GEORGE SHERWOOD. A SIMPLISTIC DRAMA WITH A PERFECT SUBURBAN FAMILY. THEY'RE BOUND FOR TRAGEDY WHICH COMES IN THE FORM OF POLIO FOR THE DARLING SON. "HIGH DIVER", FEATURING ADAM WILLIAMS, KASIA ORZAZEWSKI, ALBERT BEN-ASTAR, TRACEY ROBERTS, LARRY JOHNS, BERNARD SZOLD, JOAN SUDLOW, GRACE LENARD, LEONARD NIMOY, DANNY DAVENPORT, MADGE BLAKE. THE POOR SON OF IMMIGRANTS EAGER FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION. HE'LL DO ANYTHING TO EARN MONEY TO GET TO SCHOOL AND ENDS UP AS A CARNIVAL HIGH DIVER. THE PARENTS NERVOUSLY WATCH THEIR SON PLUMMET FROM THE HIGH DIVE PLATFORM INTO A VAT OF WATER. THE DRUNKEN DIVER THAT HE REPLACES IS A CHARACTER OF PATHOS. "BROADCAST STUDIO", FEATURING MELANIE YORK, CYNTHIA CORLEY, KAY WILEY. IN TELEVISION STUDIO, FILMING GAME SHOW. AUDIENCE OF FAT HOUSEWIVES APPLAUDING. BEHIND-THE-SCENES. LIVE TV AUDIENCE. HIGH ANGLE OF BUSY CITY STREET. WOMEN ON SIDEWALK SHOPPING. SUBURBAN HOME. UPPER CLASS HOME. THE HOUSEWIFE AND HER DAY. TECHNICIAN COUNTDOWN. TEN SECONDS TO GO, POINTS, "ON THE AIR". AUDIENCE LAUGHS. MAN QUESTIONS WOMAN. SHE WANTS TO WIN AN AUTOMATIC EGG CLEANER. BIZARRE. WOMAN ON PHONE IN OFFICE LOOKING FOR EGG CLEANER. IN OFFICE TALKING ABOUT SHOW. MAN OPENS LETTER WITH LETTER OPENER. MAN READS LETTER. FADES TO FIRST STORY... WOMAN AT DESK WRITING. NICE RESIDENTIAL HOME. BOY PLAYING IN YARD WITH DOG. BOY PRETENDING TO BE FARMER. SMALL "FIELD". DOG BARKS. MOTHER COMES HOME FROM SHOPPING. LOVING FAMILY. FAMILY LOVE. BOY SEES FARMER WITH HORSE AND WAGON GOING DOWN STREET WITH WAGON FULL OF BALES OF HAY. BOY RUNS TO IT AND GOES INTO STREET TO PICK UP HORSE POOP FOR FERTILIZER. MOM YELLS, WORRIED THAT HE IS IN THE STREET. MOM AND BOY AT TRAIN STATION, WAIT FOR TRAIN. BOY WAVES TO TRAIN ENGINEER. DAD GETS OFF TRAIN, PICKS UP BOY. BOY PLAYS WITH SHADE AT NIGHT. GETS TUCKED INTO BED. DAD COMES HOME FROM COMMUTE. BOY ASKS IF PEOPLE GET PAID TO HAVE FUN. PARENTS OUTSIDE AT NIGHT. NICE SUMMER NIGHT. VERY IMAGINATIVE BOY. PARENTS TALK ABOUT THEIR CHILDHOOD. POKING CHICKEN WITH FORK. BLACK COOK PUTS CHICKEN INTO OVEN. TRIES TO RUN WATER INTO POT. BOY HITTING PIPE WITH HUGE WRENCH, PRETENDING TO BE PLUMBER. HOUSEKEEPER TALKS TO BOY THROUGH WINDOW. BOY ALL DRESSED UP IN SHORT PANTS AND TIE. COUSIN ARRIVES FOR VISIT, WEARING SUIT AND BOWTIE, VISITING RELATIVES. SOUNDBITE, "PLAY NICELY". BOY RUNS OFF, COUSIN LOOKING FOR HIM. BOY CRAWLING IN BUSHES, BIG GAME HUNTER. HUNTING ZEBRA. BOY LAUGHS EVIL LAUGH. BOY IN BED. NAUGHTY. SENT TO BED WITHOUT SUPPER. WOMAN CLEANS HIS HANDS. BOY THROWS STONE AT OTHER BOY. MOM TRIES TO TEACH BOY RIGHT FROM WRONG. BEING PUNISHED. SOUNDBITE, "PETE LIVES IN HIS OWN WORLD". PRETENDING. SMART-ALECK BOY. TALKS BACK, MOM SHAKES THE BOY AND SMACKS HIM ON THE BUTT. BOY LOOKS OUT WINDOW AND SMILES, JUMPS ON BED. GARDEN LUNCH. PARENTS COME HOME FROM SHOPPING. BOY AND DOG GREET PARENTS. HAS AN IMAGINARY FRIEND. CARING PARENTS. BOY SPILLS GLASS OF MILK. HE BLAMES IMAGINARY FRIEND. WON'T TAKE THE BLAME. MOTHER WORRIED. FATHER HAS A TALK WITH SON. BOY BEHIND COUCH. FATHER PUTS TOBACCO INTO PIPE. MISBEHAVING. SON KISSES FATHER. BEGS. MOM SHAKES HER HEAD. PUSH-OVER, SOFTIE. KNOCK AT THE DOOR. MAN ARRIVES WITH LARGE PACKAGE. TOY TRAIN ENGINE. FATHER AND SON LIE ON FLOOR WATCHING TOY TRAIN GO AROUND TRACK. BEDTIME. DAD IS LIKE LITTLE KID PLAYING WITH TRAIN. CHOO-CHOO SOUNDS. DOG RUNS. BOY DRESSED UP FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. SCHOOL BUS ARRIVES, CHILDREN HANGING OUT WINDOW. BOY VERY EXCITED ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL. MOM AND MAID WATCH BUS LEAVE. CU MANTEL CLOCK. MOM CLEANING WINDOWS. DOG BARKS. MOM COMES RUNNING TO GREET SON. BOY BRINGS FRIEND HOME FROM SCHOOL. HAS HUGE COWLICK LIKE ALFALFA. CLEARING EMPTY PLATE. BOY DOESN'T WANT TO EAT. FAMILY AT DINNER. BOY DOESN'T FEEL WELL. SORE MUSCLES. MOTHER LOOKS WORRIED. CAN'T BEND HEAD DOWN. MOM FEELS FOREHEAD FOR FEVER. BOY SICK IN BED WITH THERMOMETER IN HIS MOUTH. MAKING HOUSE CALL. CRICK IN THIS NECK. DOCTOR CHECKS HIS LEGS. LIFTS THEM. GOODNIGHT. DOCTOR TALKS TO PARENTS. BOY HAS POLIO. MOTHER CRYING. FATHER CARRIES BOY OUT TO CAR. TAKING HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. SITS IN MOTHER'S LAP IN CAR. BOY BACK AT HOME. PLAYING WITH TRAINS. MUTUAL DON LEE BROADCASTING BUILDING. HUGE LINE OF WOMEN WAITING TO GET IN. DROPPING CARDS IN FISH BOWL AS THEY COME IN. WOMAN ON STAGE NERVOUS, ALMOST PASSES OUT. TEASING WOMAN. AUDIENCE LAUGHS. WOMAN WANTS HER HUSBAND STRETCHED 3/16 OF AN INCH. SEXUAL INNUENDO. ASKS WOMEN THEIR NAMES. OLD POLISH WOMAN, WANTS SCHOLARSHIP FOR HER SON TO GO TO SCHOOL. YOUNG MAN WANDERING STREETS. LOOKS AT WATCH AT BUS DEPOT. LOOKS AT CLOCK 9:30 TIME ON CLOCK. BUS PULLS AWAY. MISSES BUS. GOES TO CARNIVAL. CIRCUS BARKER TRIES TO GET GUY TO TRY HIS SKILL. BOY WANTS A JOB AT CARNIVAL. WANTS TO JOIN CIRCUS TO TRAVEL TO CHICAGO. HITS HEAD. WINS CUPIE DOLL. SIDESHOW BARKER. SEXY GYPSY GIRLS. VESTAL VIRGINS. HAREM GIRLS. ONE GIRL GIVES BOY THE EYE. LOVE DANCE. HE OFFERS HER A DOLL. HANDS DOLL TO YOUNG COUPLE. FAIR AT NIGHT. MCCALLISTER CARNIVAL. PEOPLE LOOK UP TALL LADDER WHICH DAREDEVIL WILL DIVE OFF OF INTO SHALLOW WATER. "RENALDO". PASSES OUT. AUDIENCE BOOS, LAUGHS AT SCAM. THROWING FOOD. MAN CARRIED OFF. MAN WALKS AROUND BEHIND TENTS. KNOCKS ON DOOR OF OWNER'S TENT. BOY WANTS TO BE DAREDEVIL DIVER TO WORK HIS WAY EAST. TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS TO RISK HIS LIFE. OLD WOMAN KNITS. SOUND BYTE, "YOU AIN'T A PROFESSIONAL". WOMAN ASKS HIS AGE. BOY SLEEPS ON MATTRESS IN CIRCUS TRAILER. BOY REMEMBERS THE ARGUMENT HE HAD WITH HIS IMMIGRANT FATHER. "MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF", SOUNDBITE. HAVING BAD DREAM. BOY TRYING OUT DIVE. AUDITIONING FOR HIGH DIVE ACT. GETTING HIGHER. CLIMBING UP LADDER. WOMAN TELLS OWNER PHONE CALL BECAUSE THE FIRE EATER IS IN JAIL. BOY IS STUPID, TAKING CHANCES. TALKS WITH GIRL. ASKS GIRL HER NAME. IN TANK OF WATER. LOOKS UP AT HIGH LADDER. GULPS, SCARED. KNOCKING ON DOOR OF TRAILER. HIGH DIVER IS DRUNK. "BIRD OF DEATH, SUCKER OF BLOOD", SOUNDBITE. MAN SPITS ON FLOOR IN DISGUST. RANTS AND RAVES. "GENERATIONS OF CIRCUS BLOOD", SOUNDBITE, "TALK BUSINESS". ITALIAN STEREOTYPE ACCENT. BABBLE. DESCRIBES WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DIVE FROM 110 FEET. VERY DESCRIPTIVE. SOUNDBITE, "I PITY YOU, I PITY YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART". SOUND BYTE, "TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT". WOMAN THROWS THEM OUT OF TRAILER. GIVES ADVICE. "I'M THROUGH, HEAVEN HELP YOU", SOUND BYTE. MAN TAKES MONEY OUT OF WALLET. BOY LOOKS UP AT LADDER. LOOKS UNSURE.
1950s FEATURE FILMS
b&w
1951
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