Thursday, June 29, 2017

It Should've Been on a Saturday: Tall Tales & Legends (1985)

Shelley Duvall followed up her first Showtime series, Faerie Tale Theatre, with Tall Tales & Legends, another series aimed at young audiences.

Only 9 episodes were produced between 1985-7, and reruns ultimately surfaced on the Disney Channel. Duvall would follow up with 1989's Nightmare Classics, which turned out to be the end of her run at Showtime, as only 4 of 6 scheduled episodes were made & broadcast.

From 1987, here's an adaptation of the tale of "John Henry". Broadway star Samm-Art Williams ("Big River") wrote the script. The program stars Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon"), Tom Hulce ("Amadeus"), Lynn Whitfield ("Sounder"), and Lou Rawls. Gospel legend Andrae Crouch directs the chorus.

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