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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – March 30, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 30, 1996

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (10-10-49) “Criss Cross” starring Burt Lancaster. A man returns to his hometown where he crosses the path of his ex-wife who has taken up with a gangster.

SUSPENSE (9-9-48) “The Big Shot” starring Burt Lancaster in the Bret Halliday story about a tough, good-looking mining engineer who goes to work in an illegal gold mine in Mexico.

YOUR TRAVELING REPORTER (1948) Columnist Irv Kupcinet with a program of celebrity interviews, including Chicago Bears football great Sid Luckman and actor Burt Lancaster.

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (4-28-50) “Rope of Sand” starring Burt Lancaster as a thief who tries to regain a treasure he hid away.

SUSPENSE (11-24-49) “The Long Wait” starring Burt Lancaster as an ex-con, just released from prison, who looks for the woman who caused his brother to kill himself.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is Nostalgia Digest columnist and movie historian BOB KOLOSOSKI, talking about the career of Burt Lancaster.