By Carl Swenson. (re-posted from 2014)
Paul, you just had to post a Robert Morse clip! (see the Mad Men article below.) So I hunted down my early recording from one of my favorite B’way shows of all time, Take Me Along. A Jackie Gleason vehicle based on Ah, Wilderness, an O’Neill comedy of all things.
I know you like B’way stuff. Since it’s O’Neill, alcohol figures in the plot of course, lol. Wonderful show with great music by Robert Merrill if you don’t know it. Great cast too! Walter Pidgeon, Eileen Herlie and Una Merkle!
Here’s Morse, playing a 16 year old at age 28 from the cast recording in 1959! The song is called “Nine O’Clock.”
(And don’t fail to click on the Mad Men link below. The video is priceless.—Paul)