Lux Video Theatre: Who Is Picasso? (1957)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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It is hard to believe that at one time an entire hour-long TV drama could have been fashioned out of an example of artistic ignorance, but such was the case of this 1957 presentation of the NBC anthology Lux Video Theater. Marilyn Erskine heads the cast as Alice Davis, the wife of ambitious young executive Larry Davis (Steve Dunne). Basically a simple, old-fashioned girl, Alice has trouble adjusting to the fast-lane life preferred by Larry and his friends. Larry tolerates Alice's social clumsiness until the fatal night when, at a party at the home of Larry's boss, Alice admits that she has never heard of modernist painter Pablo Picasso--a confession that nearly destroys both the Davis' marriage and Larry's career. "Who Is Picasso?" originally aired live and in color.