I remember seeing this promo...if not in 1981, then before. Since Family Classics mostly kept airing the same collection of Fred Silverman-selected movies, I don't think the promos changed much, if at all. Comment posted by SuperCFL on Thursday, December 13th 2007 at 5:52pm.
Classic promo Fuzzy. I remember this one too. WGN would also run this film again on Christmas Eve (while WTTW and other stations would run the Alistair Sim version). We always watched this version. FYI, towards the end of the film you can catch a glimpse of a stagehand's reflection in a mirror. I hope more of this Family Classics material surfaces! Comment posted by GHilbrich on Thursday, December 13th 2007 at 8:39pm.
after frasier thomas it was roy leonard Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Wednesday, December 19th 2007 at 9:24pm.
Why can't I see any WGN clips? Comment posted by ZayreRippedMeOff on Friday, January 2nd 2009 at 9:49pm.
Corrected airdate. Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Sunday, June 29th 2014 at 9:26pm.
"FYI, towards the end of the film you can catch a glimpse of a stagehand's reflection in a mirror. I hope more of this Family Classics material surfaces!"
I don't know for sure if it doesn't happen in this version, but I just watched the Alastair Sim version. A stage hand is visible in the mirror in that version. Comment posted by FCabanski on Tuesday, December 30th 2014 at 1:11am.
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Seeing this and the other clips, is it my imagination or was WGN's Saturday Matinee, by this point, the Windy City's equivalent to NYC sister station WPIX Channel 11's Sunday Morning Movie which, from the 1970's into the mid-to-late '80's, was likewise an "Abbott and Costello Film Festival" in all but name?
I actually lived at 4715 Boonsboro Road Boonsboro Village Apartments. Just about everyone in Lynchburg knew that. Glad it wasn't Chicago!
I'm the voiceover in the news preview (voiceover by ??) with teases and opening titles (without theme music - imagine that!), with wide shot of news set (voiceover by ??).
In 1977, there were only 6 members of the news staff... News Director/Anchor - Stan Jayson, Weather - Charles Middleton, Sports - John Buren, Reporters - Jeff Taylor & Jennifer Smith and a Photographer.
This is scary. 1985, the last throes of the Cold War. MX and Pershing II missiles. Our launch sites in WEST GERMANY. Before perestroika and glasnost. If you want to get really scared watch "Threads." Better yet, don't watch "Threads."