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New DVD?

Thanks, Richard. I wish I could have made the meeting. What is the new DVD?


I see in Internet Move Database (imd.com) that Robert Loggia will be starring a movie called "Over the River and Through the Wood(s)" but there is no other information. Could this be an O'Hara adaptation?


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7 comments:

Richard Carreño, Editor | Empowered by Writers Clearinghouse Est. 1976 @ Fabyan, Connecticut said...

The DVD is 'It's Mental Work,' a 1950s edition of the CBS programme 'Bob Hope Chrysler Theater.'

Richard Rabicoff said...

Thanks so much for the Bob Hope Presents DVD. It was a thrill to see O'Hara dramatized in prime time on a prime show. It could not have been a 1950s show because IMW was not published until 1960. The script was far more Rod Serling than John O'Hara--maudlin, quasiprofound--and deviated severely from the original. But what fun and what a fine cast! Thank you thank you.

jamesmacdonald7 said...

I agree about the changes to O'Hara's story, but the tone seemed absolutely right, and I always get a kick out of writers in a different medium paying tribute to O'Hara--Rod Serling here or David Mamet adapting "A Family Party." It shows how they looked up to O'Hara. This is so much more gratifying, think, than the big-budget motion picture rip-offs.

RGK said...

I haven't heard the Mamet "A Family Party." How is it? To the best of my knowledge it has not been aired in the US.

Anonymous said...

I just found this blog. I don't know if it's ever been mentioned, but "Appointment in Samara" was dramatised for one of those live action 1950's shows. Luckily, someone saved a kinescope of the program, which WVIA-TV of Scranton broadcast a decade or so ago. I think that I still have the tape. Anyone interested?

RGK said...

Yes, I would love to get ahold of a copy! I saw it once at the Paley Center, but would love to see it again.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can find a DVD of It's Mental Work? I have recently begun reading O'Hara and am blown away. Can't believe he isn't more popular. Anyways, Twilight Zone happens to be my favorite TV show. So I'm wondering what this Serling adaptation of O'Hara is like...