Alcoa Premiere

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Alcoa Premiere
Also known asPremiere, Presented by Fred Astaire
GenreAnthology/Drama
Presented byFred Astaire
Theme music composerJohn Williams
Composer(s)John Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes58
Production
Executive producer(s)Alfred Hitchcock
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48 mins.
Production company(s)Avasta Productions
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runOctober 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) – July 21, 1963 (1963-07-21)
 
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Alcoa Premiere
Also known asPremiere, Presented by Fred Astaire
GenreAnthology/Drama
Presented byFred Astaire
Theme music composerJohn Williams
Composer(s)John Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes58
Production
Executive producer(s)Alfred Hitchcock
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48 mins.
Production company(s)Avasta Productions
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runOctober 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) – July 21, 1963 (1963-07-21)

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 and executive produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

Overview[edit]

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.

Production notes[edit]

Director Alfred Hitchcock was executive producer, with Joan Harrison as producer, of 'The Jail' (aired February 6, 1962).

Award nominations[edit]

The program was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama.

Acting[edit]

Film editing[edit]

1963: Howard Epstein, Richard Belding, Tony Martinelli for Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television.

Original music[edit]

Direction[edit]

Writing[edit]

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