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Renowned Hollywood directors gave TV a shot in this half-hour anthology. They included John Ford, who guided John Wayne in `Rookie of the Year,' the actor's TV debut. Among the other directors who worked on the series: George Stevens, Fred Zinnemann, Leo M (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 12 The Silent Partner

"The Silent Partner" stars Buster Keaton as a forgotten silent-screen comedian who sits drinking at a greasy-spoon diner in Hollywood while the Oscar telecast plays on the bar TV. The regulars slowly begin to identify the old star as he's featured in a lifetime-achievement tribute clip to a famous filmmaker (Joe E. Brown). Bob Hope has a cameo as himself.

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