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Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family


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Masterpiece Theatre
American Collection: A Death In The Family
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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.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; American Collection: A Death In The Family,” 12/15/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 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. October 22, 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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