It's a Man's World (1962– )

Night Beat of the Tom-Tom 

What starts off as a seemingly lighthearted Saturday night, ends up a rather grim character study when Nora breaks her date with Tom-Tom to go out with an old boyfriend. Tom-Tom's ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

David Duncan, James Leighton (as Jim Leighton)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Glenn Corbett ... Wes Macauley
Ted Bessell ... Thomas A. 'Tom-Tom' DeWitt
Michael Burns ... Howie Macauley
Randy Boone ... Vern Hodges
Harry Harvey ... Houghton Stott (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Russell Johnson ... Rev. Blake
Ford Rainey ... The Bum
Pearl Shear Pearl Shear ... Mrs. Crocker
Med Flory ... Mahoney (as Med Florey)
Joe Di Reda Joe Di Reda ... Al (as Joe di Reda)
Buck Young ... Charlie Hanlon
Karen Norris Karen Norris ... The Hotel Clerk
Anthony Spinelli Anthony Spinelli ... The Bartender (as Sam Weston)
Ann Schuyler Ann Schuyler ... Nora Fitzgerald
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Storyline

What starts off as a seemingly lighthearted Saturday night, ends up a rather grim character study when Nora breaks her date with Tom-Tom to go out with an old boyfriend. Tom-Tom's subsequent journey through the underbelly of Cordella's nightlife is a none too pleasant experience as he battles his own inner demons. In the process, he meets the town minister, played by Russell Johnson who would find fame a couple of years later as the professor on Gilligan's Island. As Tom-Tom is underage, he tries to get a homeless alcoholic to buy him a bottle of booze, a scene that was replayed in American Graffiti a decade later. Makes you wonder if George Lucas recalled it from this show. Tom-Tom basically stalks Nora, trying to find out, none too subtly, if she's slept with the old boyfriend, which is made explicit in the telling. He ends up beat up in an alley behind the bar with the same, sad homeless individual. Ultimately, it's an exploration of Tom-Tom's feelings for Nora which dovetail into ... Written by The Mystic Hedgehog

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Heyday Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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