I hated that show. My father was a businessman and once a month we'd go to NYC and I be dragged by my mother to Broadway shows and plays in return for her taking me to ballgames. I saw Griffith in the production of "No Time For Sergeants." Also in the play was -yes - Don Knotts!
I also managed to see "A Face In The Crowd" on TV just awhile ago. This guy was one fine actor.
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