The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
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The Enemy Before Us 

Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".


Barry Shear


Joseph Calvelli


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Episode credited cast:
Anthony Franciosa ... Jeff Dillon (as Tony Franciosa)
Martin Balsam ... Angie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Conte ... Vito Scarpana
Katina Paxinou ... Filomena
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Dante Perez
Renee Tetro Renee Tetro ... Teresa
Orson Welles ... Narrator


Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".

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Adventure | Sci-Fi





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16 October 1970 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This Episode & Orson Welles Helped Me Discover Thomas Wolfe
13 September 2017 | by cccbchambersSee all my reviews

Almost 48 years later, I well remember this distinctly excellent episode. Orson Welles poignant and relevant quotes from Thomas Wolfe's last novel "You Can't Go Home Again" were a significant highlight, as well as the superb actors' characterizations.

I was then a senior in high school and went onto read most of Wolfe's works. "You Can't Go Home Again" has been a deep influence in my life so far, and an inspiration. I still hear Welles intoning the excerpts, especially the finale, one of the greatest endings in American Literature.

A great example of our "telling vision" (aka TV) inspiring one to discover other Art!

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