Goodyear TV Playhouse: Christmas 'til Closing (1955)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This live Goodyear TV Playhouse presentation was a 60-minute extension of The Marriage, a short-lived TV series which starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. It is 23 days until Christmas, and Liz and Ben Marriott (Tandy and Cronyn) are nearly broke. To help pay the bills and finance their upcoming holiday celebration, Liz accepts a temporary job at a New York City department store, much to the dismay of her breadwinner husband Ben. Meanwhile, the couple's children (one of whom is played by Natalie Trundy, later a semi-regular in the Planet of the Apes film series) show signs of rebellion against the modern-day crass commercialization of Christmas. Playwright Ernest Kinoy, the guiding creative force behind the original The Marriage, wrote the teleplay, while costar Hume Cronyn served as one of the two directors.