Causing a sensation when it was first published in 1941, What Makes Sammy Run?
was such a controversial novel that no Hollywood studio dared bring it to the screen. In 1959, NBC presented the definitive adaptation of Budd Schulberg's scathing tale on the anthology series Sunday Showcase
. Audiences were enthralled with the amoral hustler Sammy Glick (Larry Blyden) and his meteoric rise from copy boy to the heights of the studio system. Long considered one of television's "lost" treasures, the complete two-part broadcast (directed by Academy Award®-winner Delbert Mann and also starring John Forsythe, Barbara Rush and Dina Merrill) has been restored and re-mastered and is now available for the first time ever.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES:
-Audio commentary with Dina Merrill and Barbara Rush
-Interview with Budd Schulberg
ALSO INCLUDES: 16-page booklet with written contributions by the Archive of American Television and Jane Klain, Manager of Research Services at the Paley Center for Media