Alcoa Premiere


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Alcoa Premiere (also known as Premiere, Presented by Fred Astaire) is an American anthology drama series that aired from October 1961 to July 1963 on ABC. The series was hosted by Fred Astaire, directed by Norman Lloyd among others, and executive produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Astaire also starred in several of the episodes.

Each episode presented a new drama which often offered powerful stories on painful or controversial subjects as opposed to classic drama. The program featured actors such as James Stewart, John Wayne, Charlton Heston, James Whitmore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Kennedy. The series showcased directors such as John Ford as well as writers Ray Bradbury and Peter Tewksbury.

The premiere telecast was People Need People about the rehabilitation of psychologically disturbed war veterans starring Lee Marvin and Arthur Kennedy and directed by Alex Segal.

Highlights
Dick Berg on producing Alcoa Premiere  in which he cast a young Robert Redford for the episode "The Voice of Charlie Pont"
03:42
Dick Berg on producing "The Dark Labyrinth" and other episodes of Alcoa Premiere 
02:03
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Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on producing Alcoa Premiere  in which he cast a young Robert Redford for the episode "The Voice of Charlie Pont"
03:42
Dick Berg on producing "The Dark Labyrinth" and other episodes of Alcoa Premiere 
02:03

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