Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Patterns (1956) Van Heflin

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.


Fielder Cook


Rod Serling (original story and screen play)


Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley

Patterns dramatized a struggle for power involving three men. This is one of the best TV movies ever made, simple, direct, and tremendously powerful. The film original aired on Kraft Television Theater, and was a high point in TV's evolution. Rod Serling was a brilliant writer whos work will live on to be enjoyed by future generations.  Patterns first aired live in 1955, the reaction to it was overwhelming and a little over a year later, this movie version was released. This won Serling his first Emmy, and he would eventually go on to win five more. A powerful narrative, excellent characterization and a brilliant climax make this one a must see.★★★★★

Rod Serling

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