Climax! was a live hour long television show sponsored by the Chrysler Corporation and the advertisements on the show are a rich history of the American automobile from the Chrysler Corp. As a live show, the copies that have survived are motion picture versions that were obtained by pointing a motion picture camera at a television set, so the quality is not what we expect today. But live television always presented a wonderful spontaneity that allows us to watch mistakes and blunders as they happened so long ago. In the very first show, a telling of the Raymond Chandler novel "The Long Goodbye," long time actor Tristram Coffin was playing the part of a dead man - and during the live performance, he got up and walked away before the director cut away to a different camera, in plain view of everyone watching!
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October 21, 1954, Climax! Casino Royale Starring Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre, Linda Christian and Michael Pate