Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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Magic Night 

Upset that his 25 years of service for the company are unappreciated, Henri treats himself to an expensive night on the town, on the company's dime. He then comes to his senses, distraught that his embezzlement will be discovered.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

László Görög (story) (as Laszlo Gorog), László Görög (screenplay) (as Laszlo Gorog)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Charles Boyer ... Henri
Joyce Gates Joyce Gates ... Paulette
Marcel Journet Marcel Journet ... Monsieur Valois
Ginger Hall Ginger Hall ... Lucette
Paul Clérouc Paul Clérouc ... Joseph
Vale Hunter Vale Hunter ... Madame Morand
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... Edith (as Marcelle Arnlod)
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Upset that his 25 years of service for the company are unappreciated, Henri treats himself to an expensive night on the town, on the company's dime. He then comes to his senses, distraught that his embezzlement will be discovered.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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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It's depressing but stick with this one...
26 September 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Charles Boyer stars in this episode of "Four Star Playhouse". Although it's hard to imagine Boyer being a man like he played in this show, it is a memorable episode nevertheless. Boyer plays an accountant who's been plugging away at the same job for 25 years. Although this might sound very depressing, especially since he his unmarried and lonely, he is excited. This is because he expects his company to make a big deal about his birthday. So, on the day of the anniversary, he comes to work in his best suit and....nothing happens. In fact, if anything, it was a worse than usual day at work because his boss chewed him out for making some mistakes on the ledger. Later, when the boss leaves a huge sum of money sitting on his desk after work, Boyer's character is tempted. What's next? Well, there is MUCH more to this episode than I mentioned above-- including an unprofessed love he has for one of his coworkers, Collette. However, it's best you just see it for yourself.

This particular episode works well because it is very charming and the ending offers a nice twist. Be aware, however, that the show is pretty maudlin near the end--stick with this, as it DOES offer a silver lining eventually! Well made and with some nice looking exterior scenes actually shot in Paris--something very unusual for that time period on television.


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