Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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Breakfast in Bed 

An artist is enticed away from his lucrative commercial advertising contracts by a young model who shows obvious disappointment that he is not striving to achieve his potential as a creative artist.

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Muriel Roy Bolton (story), Muriel Roy Bolton (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Niven ... Charles
Gloria Talbott ... Germaine
Barbara Billingsley ... Nina
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... Alec
Phil Rich Phil Rich ... Ed
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An artist is enticed away from his lucrative commercial advertising contracts by a young model who shows obvious disappointment that he is not striving to achieve his potential as a creative artist.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1955 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sort of like "Marjorie Morningstar" but much lighter in spirit.
25 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Three years after this episode of "Four Star Playhouse" a very similar but much darker film came out with the same sort of plot. In "Marjorie Morningstar", a young lady insists that a guy who plays the piano at a cheap camp was too much of an artist for such mundane work and she got him to take a leap of faith and try his hand at Broadway. In this episode, an equally wide-eyed and overly optimistic young lady, Germaine (Gloria Talbott) insists that a commercial artist, Charles (David Niven) is just too good for that sort of thing and should be a serious artist. The main difference between the film and this episode is that the film had a much more morose quality about it and this show is played mostly for laughs. Additionally, Charles has a wife (Barbara Billingsly) and she tries to keep him more or less grounded despite dippy Germaine's insistence he should be something more than he already is.

This is a pleasant but otherwise unremarkable episode. Good...but not much more and the actors mostly give it there best. As for Talbott, I thought her character was too broadly written and a bit tough to believe at times.


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