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Presenting the Transcription Feature: THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE and THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME

The United States was only a couple months into World War Two when tonight’s episode of the classic comedy “The Great Gildersleeve” takes place. In an effort to raise money for war-time relief, Gildy gets dragged into posing as a (female – what else?) fortune teller. Despite the standard sit-com set-up, this takes some very funny twists and turns. Then Orson Welles returns as Harry Lime in “The Lives of Harry Lime.” Not quite the psychopathic murderer he was in the movie “The Third Man,” where he originated the role, here Welles’ Lime is more a charming, ne’er-do-well con man. Tonight, has he met his match in a pair of similarly-charming con artists?


The Great Gildersleeve

"Fortune Teller"

March 1, 1942


The Lives of Harry Lime

“The Double Double-Cross”

January 18, 1952


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