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Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family

12/15/2000

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Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
American Collection: A Death In The Family
Program Number

105

Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

This production is an adaptation of James Agee's Pulitzer Prize- winning classic about a man's death and its impact on his family. Set in 1915, the film recreates Agee's small, painstakingly drawn world of domestic happiness and shows how quickly it can be destroyed. The cast includes Annabeth Gish, John Slattery and James Cromwell. Gil Cates directs.

Duration

00:83:25

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family,” 12/15/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56CB8A4312C3449281E13C19FDC23B11.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family.” 12/15/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56CB8A4312C3449281E13C19FDC23B11>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56CB8A4312C3449281E13C19FDC23B11
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