Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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Around the World in 90 Minutes 

October 17, 1957, the CBS Television Network diverted from its typical format of live dramatic presentations for "Playhouse 90" to cover Michael Todd's gigantic party commemorating the ... See full summary »

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Byron Paul

Writer:

Art Cohn

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Boston Pops Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra ... Themselves
Charles Boyer ... Himself
Red Buttons ... Himself
Maurice Chevalier ... Himself
Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Fernandel ... Himself / Don Quixote
Cedric Hardwicke ... Himself
Hedda Hopper ... Herself
Hubert H. Humphrey Hubert H. Humphrey ... Himself
George Jessel ... Himself
Emmett Kelly ... Weary Willie
Arthur Krim ... Himself
Swifty Lazar ... Himself (as Irving Paul Lazar)
Jack Lemmon ... Himself - Announcing Next Week's Show
Bill Leonard Bill Leonard ... Himself
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Storyline

October 17, 1957, the CBS Television Network diverted from its typical format of live dramatic presentations for "Playhouse 90" to cover Michael Todd's gigantic party commemorating the one-year anniversary of the release of his film "Around The World In 80 Days". Todd invited 18-thousand people to the gala in New York City's Madison Square Garden though the number probably was far greater because of party-crashers. Walter Cronkite hosted the coverage with future ABC Sports ace Jim McKay and news veteran Bill Leonard handling the interviewing of numerous celebrity party guests. During the broadcast, Garry Moore hosted occasional comedy vignettes of how Todd came to create his Academy award-winning movie. Written by D.K. Sullivan

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1957 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Commemorating the Academy awards garnered by his film, Todd had a 20-foot tall replica of Oscar created, made totally out of chrysanthemums, and placed it on the floor of the Garden. See more »

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