Hallmark Hall of Fame: 'A Storm in Summer' (2/6/70) and 'We Two' (pilot) (1972)

Rod Serling: Other Dimensions


Sunday, August 26, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

$9 General Admission.

Free admission on 8/26, 9/8


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Hallmark Hall of Fame: "A Storm in Summer" (NBC, 2/6/70): Serling’s teleplay for "Hallmark Hall of Fame" poignantly examines prejudice through the eyes of an elderly Jewish delicatessen owner who reluctantly becomes summer host to an underprivileged African American youth from Harlem, leading to a deep and lasting bond following a tragic turn in the boy’s life. Garnering numerous awards, the teleplay marked Serling’s successful return to the incisive character dramas that distinguished his early work in television.

We Two (pilot) (1972): Frustrated over a diminishing degree of control on the "Night Gallery" television series, Serling developed this pilot for CBS based on "A Storm In Summer," with a deli owner taking temporary custody of a ghetto youth, leading to complications when the boy is accused of assault. Serling reportedly balked at network desires to impose a laugh track, and the unsold, unaired pilot has only rarely been seen.

IN PERSON: director Carl Reiner, schedule permitting

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