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Where you can get Rod Serling's commercially-available work


PATTERNS

1955, B&W, 59 min., Not Rated

This television program won an Emmy in 1955 for Best Original Teleplay (Rod Serling). A young businessman is initiated into the rigors of the corporate world.


REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
  • 1956, B&W, 90 min., Not Rated
  • A washed-up boxer searches for answers in his life. Written by Rod Serling. Winner of 5 Emmy Awards in 1956, including: Best New Program Series, Best Single Program, Best Single Performance (Palance), Best Direction, and best Teleplay (Serling).

THE COMEDIAN

1957, B&W, 90 min., Not Rated

In this made-for-television classic, Mickey Rooney stars as a viciously egotistical TV comic who steps on everyone who stands in his way as he prepares a broadcast special. Based on Ernest Lehman's novelette, and adapted for television by Rod Serling. Originally aired on Playhouse 90 on Valentine's Day, 1957.


SEVEN DAYS IN MAY

1964, B&W, 118 min. Not Rated

A taut, well made drama about the efforts of a group of high ranking military officers to overthrow the United States government. Lancaster plays the conspiratorial ringleader. Rod Serling wrote the screenplay. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Supporting Actor—Edmond O'Brien.


PLANET OF THE APES

1967, 112 min.Rating: G (MPAA)

Astronauts on a deep space expedition land on an Earth-like planet only to find it ruled by apes who treat humans like animals. Heston holds up the banner of humanity with much-appreciated bravado. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling. Remade in 200? starring Mark Wahlberg. Sequel: 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes.' Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Score, Best Costume Design.