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Marriage, The

1 9 5 4 (USA)
8 x 30 minute episodes

This live sitcom had also been on radio and was set in the Gramercy Apartments in New York City.

As a summer replacement for Martin Kane, Private Eye, it starred real-life married couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy as Ben and Liz Marriott, who had been married for 17 years.

Ben had a fairly successful law practice and Liz was a former buyer for a department store chain, but she became a housewife when the kids, ten-year-old Pete (Malcolm Broderick) and 15-year-old Emily (Susan Strasberg), came along.

This show may have been extremely short-lived, but it was very historically significant. It was among the first television shows broadcast in colour.

The series was to have begun its run on 1 July 1954, but Jessica Tandy was ill, so the debut was delayed one week.

Cronyn and Tandy made a brand new filmed pilot episode in 1957, attempting to bring the series back to prime time but to no avail.

Ben Marriott
Hume Cronyn
Liz Marriott
Jessica Tandy
Emily Marriott
Susan Strasberg
Pete Marriott
Malcolm Broderick