1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 9 (USA)
60/30 minute episodes
Marlo Higgins (Laurie Faso) worked in the basement of the offices of the L. Dullo Computer Company in New York City.
It is here that the moustachioed and frizzy-haired computer operator Marlo had secretly invented the Magic Movie Machine, a computer that could talk, tell “knock-knock” jokes and riddles, and project a variety of films and videos.
Accessing the computer via a secret doorway hidden behind a bookcase, Marlo would act as a disc jockey, presenting educational entertainment for children in the elementary and junior high school bracket.
Taped at WFSB-TV in Hartford, the series was developed by CBS in cooperation with the Corporation for Entertainment & Learning Inc. (who provided the vintage film clips used on the show). An advisory panel of educators and child psychologists assisted in the formative stages of the series.
Magic Movie Machine (voice)