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"The Inner Panic"

September 12, 1962


Teen idol and pop singer Tommy Sands stars in this gentle drama as a young man with a speech impediment who gains new confidence after landing work in a large Manhattan mailroom.  The live teleplay cast includes future superstars Martin Sheen and George Segal in early roles.  Technical advice for the production was provided by the National Hospital for Speech Disorders.

Preserved at UCLA Film & Television Archive from 2" tape master.  Director, Walter Gorman.  Writer, Al Meglin.  Cast: Tommy Sands, Cynthia Pepper, Glenda Farrell, Simon Oakland, Martin Sheen, George Segal, Truman Smith, Teri Keane, Ernie Stone, Charles Taylor, Gary Morgan, Billy McNally.

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Variety advertisement for U.S. Steel Hour, dated January 10, 1962

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