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Robert Montgomery Presents was a dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The show was tied to several sponsors during its seven year run and the correct title as presented each week related to the sponsor, most usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater. Lucky Strike is a brand of cigarettes. ...


For the first two years it was shown every second week, and then became a weekly series for the duration if its run. Hosted and produced by the film actor Robert Montgomery, his presence lent a degree of respectability to the new medium of television and he was able to persuade many of his Hollywood associates to appear. Montgomery introduced each episode and also acted in many episodes. Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ...


The program was broadcast live, and was noted for the high level of production values, and the consistent attempt to present quality entertainment within the constraints of a live presentation. A drama built around the Hindenburg disaster and including interviews with survivors of the actual event was one example of the ambitious nature of the program. The Hindenburg burning On May 6, 1937, at 19:25, the German zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was utterly destroyed in less than one minute while approaching a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. ...


During its first year it presented adaptations of popular motion pictures including Rebecca, The Egg and I, Dark Victory and Montgomery's Ride the Pink Horse and such well known plays as W. Somerset Maugham's The Letter (which was presented in the first episode). Over the following seasons it presented adaptations of highly respected works but also began to showcase new writers and presented original dramas written expressly for the series. Rebecca is the New Testament spelling of Rebekah (see Romans 9:10). ... The Egg and I, first published in 1946, is a humorous memoir by American author Betty MacDonald about her adventures and travails as a young wife on a chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. ... Dark Victory is a 1939 film which tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with, and marries, the doctor who has operated on her for a brain tumor. ... Ride the Pink Horse is a 1947 crime film noir produced by Universal Studios. ... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... The Letter is the name of two famous movies: The Letter (1929 movie) The Letter (1940 movie) The Letter is also the name of a popular song, made famous by The Box Tops. ...


From 1952 a repertory cast appeared on the show along with guest artists. Montgomery's daughter Elizabeth Montgomery made her acting debut as a repertory player in 1953, and remained with the show until 1956. Cliff Robertson also made his acting debut as part of the same group in 1964. Montgomery as Samantha and Dick Sargent as Darrin in Bewitched Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (15 April 1933 - 18 May 1995), USA) was an American movie and television actress. ... Clifford Parker Robertson III (born September 9, 1925) is an American actor notable for his performances in PT 109 (as the young John F. Kennedy), The Best Man, Charly (for which he won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor), Picnic and Star 80. ...


Among the notable guest stars to appear in the series were:


Luther Adler, Brian Aherne, Eddie Albert, Robert Alda, Mary Astor, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jim Backus, Fay Bainter, Barbara Bel Geddes, Constance Bennett, Edna Best, Claire Bloom, Lee Bowman, Lloyd Bridges, Vanessa Brown, James Cagney, Madeleine Carroll, John Cassavetes, Claudette Colbert, Jackie Cooper, Robert Culp, Robert Cummings, James Dean, Gloria DeHaven, Joanne Dru, James Dunn, June Duprez, Tom Ewell, Peter Falk, Betty Field, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Forsythe, Peggy Ann Garner, Dorothy Gish, Lillian Gish, Thomas Gomez, Farley Granger, Signe Hasso, Hurd Hatfield, June Havoc, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Wanda Hendrix, Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Diana Hyland, Louis Jordan, Boris Karloff, Grace Kelly, Phyllis Kirk, Elsa Lanchester, Angela Lansbury, Piper Laurie, Anna Lee, Jack Lemmon, Audra Lindley, June Lockhart, Paul Lukas, Diana Lynn, Jeffrey Lynn, Raymond Massey, Walter Matthau, Roddy McDowall, Darren McGavin, Dorothy McGuire, Burgess Meredith, Roger Moore, Chester Morris, Leslie Nielsen, David Niven, Margaret O'Brien, Una O'Connor, Gale Page, Geraldine Page, Vincent Price, Ella Raines, Lee Remick, Gena Rowlands, Ann Rutherford, Martha Scott, Zachary Scott, Alexis Smith, Kent Smith, Jean Stapleton, Inger Stevens, Franchot Tone, Jo Van Fleet, Estelle Winwood, Joanne Woodward, Teresa Wright, Jane Wyatt and Gig Young. 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Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 - July 24, 1965) was a US actress. ... Edna Best (March 3, 1900 - September 18, 1974) was a British actress. ... Claire Bloom (born 15 February 1931) is a British actress. ... Lee Bowman (December 28, 1914 – December 25, 1979) was an American film and television actor. ... Lloyd Bridges (January 15, 1913 - March 10, 1998) was an American actor. ... Vanessa Brown (March 24, 1928 – May 21, 1999) was an Austrian actress who was successful in American film, theater and television. ... Jimmy Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... Madeleine Carroll (February 26, 1906 - October 2, 1987) was a British actress. ... John Cassavetes (December 9, 1929 - February 3, 1989) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. ... Photo still of Claudette Colbert Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 _ July 30, 1996) was a French-American actress. ... Jackie Cooper (born September 15, 1922) is an American actor and director, one of the few child actors who managed to transition into an adult career. ... Robert Culp (born August 16, 1930 in Oakland, California) is an American actor, best known for his work on television. ... Cummings (left) with Grace Kelly and Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder (1954) Robert Cummings (June 10, 1908 – December 2, 1990), also known as Bob Cummings, was an American motion picture and television actor. ... James Dean James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. ... Gloria DeHaven (born July 23, 1925 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Joanne Dru (January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film actress. ... James Howard Dunn (November 2, 1905 – September 3, 1967) was an American film actor. ... Duprez (centre background) with costars Barry Fitzgerald (left) and Walter Huston (right) June Duprez (May 14, 1918 – October 30, 1984) was a British film actress. ... Tom Ewell ( April 29, 1909 – September 12, 1994) was an American actor. ... DVD cover of Columbo - The Complete First Season Peter Falk (born September 16, 1927) is an American actor. ... Betty Field (February 8, 1913 _ September 13, American actress. ... Geraldine Fitzgerald Geraldine Fitzgerald (born November 24, 1913 in Dublin, Ireland) is an actress. ... John Forsythe (born John Lincoln Freund on January 29, 1918) is an actor. ... Peggy Ann Garner (February 3, 1932 - October 16, 1984) was a American cinema and theater actress. ... Dorothy Gish photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1932 Dorothy Gish (March 11, 1898 - June 4, 1968) was an American actress. ... Lillian Gish Lillian de Guiche (October 14, 1893 - February 27, 1993), was an American actress. ... 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It won an Emmy Award for "Best Dramatic Program" in 1953, and was nominated for the same award in 1952 and 1954. An Emmy Award. ...


External links

  • Robert Montgomery Presents (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042141/) at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Robert Montgomery Presents" - including episode listing (http://geocities.com/luckygagin/RMpresents.html)

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Robert Montgomery Biography (3188 words)
N.Y. Robert Montgomery was born Henry Montgomery, Jr.
Montgomery attended the fashionable Pawling School for Boys in Pawling, New York and in 1918 was sent abroad to continue his studies in England, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Montgomery was retired from the Navy with the rank of commander.
Robert Montgomery Presents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (382 words)
Robert Montgomery Presents was a dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957.
Hosted and produced by the film actor Robert Montgomery, his presence lent a degree of respectability to the new medium of television and he was able to persuade many of his Hollywood associates to appear.
Montgomery's daughter Elizabeth Montgomery made her acting debut as a repertory player in 1953, and remained with the show until 1956.
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