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The Ford Television Theatre

Desperation (Season 5, Episode 38)
TV Episode | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

New bride Alison Stevens keeps making costly gaffes after she unexpectedly moves into the Stevens family's ancestral home. She blames each screw-up on her disabled brother-in-law Russel, a pianist who's long been cared for by the groom, ...See moreNew bride Alison Stevens keeps making costly gaffes after she unexpectedly moves into the Stevens family's ancestral home. She blames each screw-up on her disabled brother-in-law Russel, a pianist who's long been cared for by the groom, Bruce Stevens. Is Russel playing diabolical tricks on her, or is she cracking up in the lonely, unfriendly surroundings ? Written by David Stevens See less
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Director
Writers
Karen DeWolf (teleplay) | Irene Wempe (story)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jun 19, 1957

Release date
Jun 19, 1957 (United States)

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Teresa Wright
Alison Stevens Alison Stevens   See fewer
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Kevin McCarthy
Russel Stevens Russel Stevens   See fewer
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William Bishop
Bruce Stevens Bruce Stevens   See fewer
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Katherine Warren
Mrs. Mathews (as Katharine Warren) Mrs. Mathews (as Katharine Warren)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 7 votes