Beverly Garland's Series Decoy Coming to DVD This Month

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Promo photo of Beverly Garland and Anthony George (Christopher's older brother) from the Checkmate episode "Between Two Guns", S1, Ep 19, Feb. 11, 1961...
Where did you get the information that Anthony George and Christopher George were brothers?
 
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Correction made...mistakenly, I had long thought that Anthony George and Christopher George were brothers...they certainly shared some facial and complexion similarities.
 
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I just noticed the DECOY DVD set is closed captioned! I have to start checking other un-subtitled DVD sets for closed captions.

While my TV caption function was still on I caught an episode of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, over the air, and noticed that the captions had unspoken additional dialog, as if they made the captions from original scripts, not what actually made it to air. (I don't have the DVD SHOW DVDS, was that discussed in the extras?)

I always thought captions were done on the fly, by people who hilariously misinterpret what they hear, usually period references and catch phrases.
 

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I always thought captions were done on the fly, by people who hilariously misinterpret what they hear, usually period references and catch phrases.
For live tv shows they’re done on the fly but if a script is available the captions are done well in advance.
 

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While my TV caption function was still on I caught an episode of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, over the air, and noticed that the captions had unspoken additional dialog, as if they made the captions from original scripts, not what actually made it to air. (I don't have the DVD SHOW DVDS, was that discussed in the extras?)
Same thing happened to me. I was watching an old TV show rerun on television with the captions on, and they cut a scene out, but the dialogue for the missing scene was still displayed briefly in the captions.
 

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I love this stuff...Stump The Stars regulars Beverly Garland, Ross Martin and Sebastian Cabot being interviewed by Garry Owens at the groundbreaking ceremony for the LA County Museum of Art on Wilshire Blvd in 1962...so glad we have the complete Decoy in such a nice set...hopefully Film Chest brings out Wire Service/Deadline (Dane Clark, George Brent, syndicated 1957-58) the same way...
 
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I live in Connecticut, where Film Chest is located as well, so I emailed them back in May when they released Decoy and thanked them for doing such a great release on a relatively obscure 1950’s tv series. They indicated they had hopes of possibly releasing other things from that era, so Wire Service would definitely be one I’d be in for if they are able to do that.
 

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Here's some nice original promotional photos for Decoy...

These promo stills of Garland from Official Films, Inc. are incredible! She was such a classic!






Glamour photo of the lovely lady...



Rock climbing (Bronson Canyon?) in her high heels and in high style...



A collage of photos from the great season 8 Gunsmoke episode "The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner" (May 18, 1963)...one of my favorite Beverly Garland guest starring performances...Peter Breck (Big Valley), Denver Pyle and Kevin Hagen were also in this powerful and touching episode...



With her co-star in Roger Corman's 1956 schlockfest It Conquered the World...who can blame this monster for leering? I'd want to invade this planet also...



An interesting curio...Beverly Garland on the set of the game show Stump the Stars in the 1962 to 1963 relaunch of the show...Barbara Hale of Perry Mason doing the pantomine for Hans Conried (Uncle Tonoose of Danny Thomas/Make Room for Daddy) and Sebastian Cabot (Checkmate)...might be Pat Harrington with his backed turned opposite them as host of the primetime CBS Game Show...



Another episode of Stump the Stars in 1962 to '63...Beverly Garland now performing a pantomine for Hans Conried, Sebastian Cabot and Mary Tyler Moore of the the Dick Van Dyke Show...

 

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Same thing happened to me. I was watching an old TV show rerun on television with the captions on, and they cut a scene out, but the dialogue for the missing scene was still displayed briefly in the captions.
I've had quite a few instances in the captioning/subtitles where a line is shown on screen, but no one ever says it (like on the fifth-season episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Thirty Days," where, in the scene where Tom is released from the brig [IINM], Tuvok says, "Rise and shine, Ensign; your thirty days have been served"; there is then a line shown, "Report for duty," which is unsaid, then Tuvok says to Tom, "You may want to shave first"; this is just how I remember it going, though I may be incorrect).
 

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I’m kind of a late 50’s roll lately. I’ve picked up “Deadline” & the complete “Naked City” recently. I’ve been watching those along with “87th Precinct” quite a bit. All of these shows were blind buys for me. Now I’m intrigued by “Decoy”. Going to have to pick it up.
 

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I’m kind of a late 50’s roll lately. I’ve picked up “Deadline” & the complete “Naked City” recently. I’ve been watching those along with “87th Precinct” quite a bit. All of these shows were blind buys for me. Now I’m intrigued by “Decoy”. Going to have to pick it up.
Marc - go for it. If you like all the shows you mention, then Decoy will fit in there quite nicely. Can't beat the price. And you'll be supporting a small indie who might be encouraged to drop another 1950's black and white gem on us sometime down the road.
 

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