Screen Directors Playhouse

  • 1955
  • TV Show
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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 McCarey and Ida Lupino.

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Season 1, Episode 10 Rookie of the Year

In "Rookie of the Year," a hot young pitching prospect (Patrick Wayne) is recognized by a down-and-out sportswriter (John Wayne) as the son of a disgraced former player (Ward Bond) who was accused of throwing a World Series game. Directed by John Ford in both his and John Wayne's first foray into television.

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