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Friday, October 28, 2016

Teacher, Teacher (1969)


Hamilton Cade (McCallum) is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie (Billy Schulman) is mentally retarded. A black man (Ossie Davis) who works for Freddie's father (George Grizzard) also becomes interested in teaching the child, and becomes a second role model for him. 


Unknown said...

The original Hallmark Hall of Fame broadcasts of this show included a 'coda' testimonial by Billy Schulman (Freddie Putnam) to David, Ossie and Fielder Cook. The contemporary review in the NY Times felt it 'ill-advised' but the rapport demonstrated between Schulman and McCallum was palpable. McCallum was in tears.

Do you have access to that? Could you post it?

The young actor, Billy Schulman, was struck and killed by a tow truck while on his way to work back in 1986. Preserving this groundbreaking performance is very important. I thank you for that.