THE NBC THEATER & THE DANNY KAYE SHOW


We start out with a very faithful adaptation of the one of the oddest short stories in American literature, Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener.” It’s the story of a Wall Street office clerk, Bartleby, whose job is to make copies of documents. Then one day, he doesn’t want to, saying simply "I would prefer not to." Indeed, he would prefer not to do anything. It’s an enigmatic tale presented by the “The NBC Theater.” Then the cast of “The Danny Kaye Show” celebrates Valentine’s Day. Danny portrays “Dan Cupid” in a sketch about the little cherub spreading love and sings one of his patented dialect songs about Russian acting coach Stanislavski.

Episodes

The NBC Theater

December 2, 1950

“Bartleby, the Scrivener”

2:52

The Danny Kaye Show

February 10, 1945

“A Valentine for Jack Benny”

32:52

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