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Bracken's World
September 19, 1969 - December 25, 1970

Sylvia Caldwell - Elanor Parker
Kevin Grant - Peter Haskell

Davey Evans - Dennis Cole

Laura Deane - Elizabeth Allen

John Bracken (voice only) - Warren Stevens

John Bracken - Leslie Nielsen

Diane Waring - Laraine Stephens

Rachel Holt - Karen Jensen

Paulette Douglas - Linda Harrison

Marjorie Grant - Madlyn Rhue

Tom Hudson - Stephen Oliver

Grace Douglas - Jeanne Cooper

Mark Grant - Gary Dubin
The personal and professional lives of fictitious people in the movie business were the focus of this melodrama. 

 Filmed at 20th Century Fox, and featuring many real-life movie stars in cameo roles, Bracken's World was set at fictional Century Studios. 

 Studio head John Bracken, though never seen in the first season, dominated the lives of the principals in the series through his executive secretary, Sylvia Caldwell. 

 Among his many scheming underlings were writer-producer Kevin Grant; Laura Deane, who ran the studio's new talent school; stunt man Davey Evans; and a number of aspiring young actors and actresses.

 

Episodes Known To Be In Existence
(listed in alphabetical order -- no further episode info is currently available):


ALL THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRLS
Air Date: 11-14-69
Guests: Arthur Hill, Luke Halpin, Diana Dye, Ed Bach, Kevin Hagen


THE ANONYMOUS STAR
Air Date: 11-13-70
Guests: Janet Leigh, Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor


A BEGINNING A MIDDLE AND AN END
Air Date: 3-6-70
Guests: Joseph Campanella, Virginia Wing


CLOSET SET
Air Date: 10-24-69
Guests: John Van Dreelen, Yvonne Wilder, Philip Pine


COUNTRY BOY
Air Date: 12-18-70
Guest: Tim Matheson

DIFFUSION
Air Date: 3-13-70
Guests: Anne Baxter, Don Knight, Zooey Hall, Fred Sadoff

DON’T YOU CRY SUSANNAH
Air Date: 10-10-69
Guests: Ray Milland, Diana Ewing, Vernon Weddle

FADE IN (Premiere Episode)
Air Date: 9-16-69
Writer: Dorothy Kingsley
Director: Walter Doniger
Guests: Omar Sharif, Tony Curtis, Raquel Welch
Synopsis: Bracken's World focused on the employees of Century Studios, located in Hollywood, California. John Bracken was the studio head, who, for the first season, was heard, but not seen. He was the occasional voice on the speaker phone, either praising or chastizing the studio population, who included his executive assistant, Sylvia Caldwell; stunt man, Davey Evans; the New Talent School head, Laura Dean, and her up and coming students, Rachel Holt, Diane Waring, Paulette Douglas, and Tom Hudson; producer/director Kevin Grant, his alcoholic wife, Marjorie, their 8 year old son, Mark; and Paulette' pushy stage mother, Grace Douglas. We learn of Sylvia's devotion to the studio, Laura's devotion to her students, Kevin's unhappy marriage and his attraction to Diane Waring; and Grace Douglas' opposition to her daughter Paulette's relationship with stuntman, Davey Evans.

FALLEN, FALLEN, IS BABYLON
Air Date: 2-20-70
Guests: Richard Thomas, Dabbs Greer, Margo Sappington


FOCUS ON A GUN
Air Date: 1-2-70
Guests: Dennis Patrick, Joe Don Baker, George Murdock


HEY GRINGO -- HEY PANCHO
Air Date: 10-30-70
Guests: Ricardo Montalban, John Randolph


INFINITY
Air Date: 11-20-70
Guests: Darren McGavin, Ann Givin, Ned Glass, Sean Kelly

JENNY, WHO BOMBS BUILDINGS
Air Date: 10-2-70
Guests: Sally Field, Rick Gates


KING DAVID
Air Date: 10-3-69
Guests: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jay C. Flippen, Carolyn Jones


LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT, CHANGE IT OR LOSE IT
Air Date: 9-18-70
Guests: Forrest Tucker, Tony Bill, Burr DeBenning, Freeman King


THE MARY TREE
Air Date: 10-23-70
Guests: Edward G. Robinson, Diana Hyland

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE STUDIO
Air Date: 1-16-70
Guests: James Hampton, Michael Baseleon

MONEY MEN
Air Date: 1-9-70
Guests: Carl Betz, Jan Sterling, Liam Sullivan, Sue England


MURDER--OFF CAMERA
Air Date: 9-25-70
Guests: Stuart Whitman, Ellen Corby


THE NUDE SCENE
Air Date: 11-27-70
Guests: Lois Nettleton, Craig Stevens, Steve Ihnat

ONE, TWO, THREE... CRY
Air Date: 3-27-70
Guests: Barry Sullivan, Jo Ann Pflug, Susan Cabot, William Mims

OPTIONS
Air Date: 10-17-69
Guests: Robert Colbert, Warren Berlinger, Debbie Reynolds


PACKAGE DEAL
Air Date: 11-28-69
Guests: Shelley Fabares

PAPA NEVER SPANKED ME
Air Date: 2-27-70
Guests: Martin Sheen, Jack Albertson


PERFECT PIECE OF CASTING
Air Date: 1-30-70
Guests: Broderick Crawford, Monte Markham, Warren Berlinger


A PREVIEW IN SMARAKAND
Air Date: 10-16-70
Guests: William Schallert, Suzanne Charny, Stanley Clements, Ed Peck


A SCORE WITHOUT STRINGS
Air Date: 12-4-70
Guest: Jim McMullan


STOP DATE
Air Date: 12-19-69
Guests: Dane Clar, Cliff Robertson, Marie Windsor, Richard Anderson

SUPERSTAR
Air Date: 2-6-70
Guests: Andy Devine, Stephen McNally, Lee Majors, Warren Berlinger

TOGETHER AGAIN -- FOR THE LAST TIME
Air Date: 10-9-70
Guests: Janice Rule, Charles Drake, Jeff Donnell, John Archer

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HAPPY ENDINGS?
Air Date: 2-13-70
Guests: Lee Grant, Flora Plumb, Jack Riley


WILL FREDDY'S REAL FATHER PLEASE STAND UP?
Air Date: 12-11-70
Guests: Rupert Crosse, George Spell, Warren Berlinger, Diana Sands

 

 

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