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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fan Recommendation

I received an email today from one of my book readers who shared a fantastic-sounding, weird Christmas episode. He alerted me to "Silent Panic" a 1960 episode of the anthology series The Dupont Show With June Allyson. This episode stars Harpo Marx in a rare dramatic role as a deaf mute who works in a department store holiday window display as a mechanical man. On the job he witnesses a murder for which he is pursued by the killers, unaware that he is a deaf mute. The episode is also noteworthy because it starred actor John Banner and was directed by Arthur Hiller. I'm dying to see it!! Many thanks again to Matt for sharing this off-beat Christmas episode.

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