Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness
July 14, 2012 Subject:
A showcase for the great Stanley Ridges ...
Prolific character actor Stanley Ridges heads a wonderful ensemble cast in a very intriguing story with disturbing subtexts involving betrayal, malevolence and mental illness. Ridges effectively essayed many roles throughout his career including the vengeful hood “Shadow” in Winterset (1936), Alvin York’s mentor in “Sergeant York” (1941) and the traitorous Siletsky in “To Be or Not to Be” (1942). He stole the film “Black Friday” (1940) from Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi with his split personality performance. The British actor could convincingly affect an American accent, as evidenced here in “Two Sharp Knives”. Ridges sadly passed away in 1951 at age 60, but not before appearing in 8 episodes of “Studio One”. The great cast here includes nice turns from Richard Purdy as the pathetic, lovelorn murder victim, Theodore Newton as the duplicitous cop, Wynne Gibson as the hotsy-totsy gun moll, Peggy French as the confused co-conspirator and Seth Arnold as Doc. Highly recommended example of early live TV.
June 24, 2012 Subject:
Two Sharp Knives (Studio One in Hollywood).
Season 2, episode 10.
Original air date: 14 November 1949.
A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia.
Cast: Stanley Ridges, Wynne Gibson, Theodore Newton, Peggy French, Richard Purdy, Hildy Parks, Robert Emhardt (Mr. Carroll- District Attorney), Seth Arnold, William Lee, Tony Pellerin, Paul Porter, Richard Robbins, Abe Vigoda, Roland Wood, Charles Kuhn, Dick Martin , Frank Marr, John Vivyan, Len Lesser, William Witt, Elmer Lehr, Judith Rich and Betty Furness (Commercial Spokeswoman).