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Episode 5 - A Marriage of Strangers - Playhouse 90 (1959)
May 10, 2018 Jens, Yavar, and Clark
In this episode, we take a look at A Marriage of Strangers, an installment of the 90-minute CBS anthology series Playhouse 90. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark discuss the unique nature of this series, the teleplay's struggle to create a persuasively authentic portrait of a marriage, the challenges of writing music for live television, and – of course – the tender Jerry Goldsmith score. Offering a pair of memorable themes (one melancholy, one romantic) and some moments of surprising tension, A Marriage of Strangers is the longest Goldsmith score we've covered to date. Additionally, we dip into the mailbag and briefly discuss a bit of listener feedback. Put this episode around your finger and join us!

The Work: Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives)

In Depth: Jerry Goldsmith interviewed by Jon Burlingame for the Archive of American Television (May 8th, 2002)

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