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The Cop and the Anthem
Season 05, Episode 12, Program 12
1955-12-20 Cop Anthem
Air date 1955/12/20
Character Freddie
Guest Star Allen Jenkins - Muggsy
The Mitchell Boys Choir
Cast Girl - Mary Treen
Waiter - Maurice Marsac
2nd Policeman - Jim Burke
Saleswoman - Louise Arthur
Woman - Irene Tedrow
Choirboy - Ricky Kelman
Jeweler - Jan Arvan
Shopkeeper - Ernest Raboff
Man with Umbrella - Gil Stuart
Manager - Gavin Gordon
- Pierre Watkin
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Freddie try to get arrested so that he can spend the winter in a warm jail. Based on a O'Henry story.

Note: Hal Erickson of All-Movie writes that the 12/20/1955 broadcast was in color and it was a re-staging of a 1954 black and white broadcast. Hyatt list a family Christmas story.


1956/12/25 The Cop and the Anthem

1959/12/22 The Cop and the Anthem Note: Garry Moore promotes following show with Mahalia Jackson, Eddie Hodges, Cliff Arquette and Henry Morgan. [1] [Concluded that this aired this date based on Garry Moore voice over.]

1960/12/20 The Cop and the Anthem

Video releaseEdit

[2][3], 1959 [4], [5], [6]


Ref Edit

  1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486108/
  2. Red Skelton Holiday Collection (Video release)
  3. Red_Skelton_Christmas_(Video_release)
  4. Red Skelton Christmas 2006 (Video release)
  5. (VHS) Christmas Show with Alan Jenkins (DEC box set), Diamond Entertainment #18029-1
  6. (DVD) AMC, Genius Products #55269

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