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October 27, 1953


The premiere episode of the television incarnation of U.S. Steel Hour dramatizes the emotional and psychological challenges faced by American soldiers after they returned home from P.O.W. camps during the Korean War.  Following its airing, the trade publication Broadcasting reported the Department of Defense had requested a kinescope of the production to aid in the treatment of recent prisoners of war.

Reproduced from 16mm kinescope.  Director: Alex Segal.  Writer: David Davidson.  Cast: Gary Merrill, Phyllis Kirk, Richard Kiley, Brian Keith,  Johnny Stewart, Don Hanmer, Michael Dreyfuss, Lloyd Knight, Mary Fickett, Cameron Prud'homme, Anne Seymour, Donald McHenry, Morley Chang, Russell Hardie, Sally Forrest.

Related materials

New York Times advertisement for "P.O.W.," dated October 27, 1953


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