The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room will stream Rod Serling’s “It’s Mental Work,” an installment of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre on Thursday, June 3rd at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Serling adapted “It’s Mental Work” from a John O’Hara short story. The drama aired on December 20th, 1963 and starred Lee J. Cobb, Harry Guardino, Gene Rowlands, and Archie Moore.
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Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre: “It’s Mental Work”
Teleplay focuses on the fate of a shabby corner bar as its weary owner (Lee J. Cobb) rails against unexpected forces of mortality and betrayal. Gena Rowlands co-stars as a sensitive, hard-luck hat check girl.
B&w copy of program produced in color, 50 min. Network: NBC. Producer: Dick Berg. Director: Alex North. Screenwriter: Rod Serling. With Lee J. Cobb, Harry Guardino, Gena Rowlands, Archie Moore.
The screening will also include a three-minute “station editorial” Serling gave in October
1996 1966 supporting Glenn M. Anderson, incumbent candidate for Lt. Governor of California plus a two-minute excerpt from the 16th Annual Emmy Awards in which Serling received his sixth and final Emmy award. Anne Serling and Television Archivist Mark Quigley will give a post-screening talk.
Registration is required but free. You can register here.