The Great American Hoax

"The Great American Hoax"
The 20th Century Fox Hour episode
Episode no. SeasonĀ 2
Episode 17
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Devery Freeman
Original air date 15 May 1957
Guest actors

The Great American Hoax is an episode of the TV show The 20th Century Fox Hour.

It was the last TV play written by Paddy Chayefsky. It was based on a story of his which had been filmed as As Young as You Feel (1951). It was originally going to be called The Age of Retirement.[1]

Ed Wynn was signed to play the lead in a rare non-comedy role. Filming took place in March 1957.[2]


  1. ^ SISTERS TO STAR IN NEW TV SERIES: Judy and Carol Nugent Will Be Featured in 'Growing Up in Hollywood' Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 02 Dec 1955: 55.
  2. ^ ED WYNN SIGNED FOR FOX TV SHOW: Actor Will Take Non-Comedy Role in Chayefsky Story, 'Great American Hoax' Harvester Program Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 25 Mar 1957: 46.

External links

  • The Great American Hoax at IMDB
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