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Mary's Incredible Dream (1976)

There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

Directors:

Eugene McAvoy (as Gene McAvoy), Jaime Rogers

Writer:

Jack Good
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Angel / Devil / Woman
Ben Vereen ... Devil / Noah / Man
Doug Kershaw ... Adam / Devil / War
Arthur Fiedler Arthur Fiedler ... The Maestro
Tim Hauser Tim Hauser ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Laurel Masse Laurel Masse ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Alan Paul Alan Paul ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Janis Siegel Janis Siegel ... Angel / Devil / Onlooker / Manhattan Transfer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
California Boys Choir California Boys Choir ... Themselves
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Hollywood Bowl Orchestra ... Themselves
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There was a virus that made people happy, and as cigarette and booze sales slump and other economic problems the government tries to stop the spread of the "disease ". Those who are happy find ways to spread it.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Mary's Incredible Dream" was, as some industry people call it, a true "one-shot wonder." That is, this special *hasn't* been rerun and/or syndicated since its initial airing on Thursday, January 22, 1976 at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on CBS. See more »

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Yikes
2 May 2006 | by 4-EyesSee all my reviews

An ego-driven, unstylish mess.

And that's said by a fan of everything else MTM ever did. However, I would look at it again as part of a "worst camp" festival.

A really good music special that has a unifying theme needs subtlety. Barbra Streisand was great at this. Jamie Foxx is great at this. MTM was not.

Picking two jarring opposites and throwing them together over and over again for an hour was not a winning formula for this kind of program, IMO.

And this completes my comments. And my 10th line of text.


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