Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series, hosted and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. It featured dramas and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents as one of "The 100 Best TV Shows of All Time"; the Writers Guild of America ranked it #79 on their list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series tying it with Monty Python's Flying Circus, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Upstairs, Downstairs. A series of literary anthologies with the running title Alfred Hitchcock Presents were issued to capitalize on the success of the television series. One volume, devoted to stories that censors wouldn't allow to be adapted for broadcast, was entitled Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV—though several of the stories collected were adapted. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence.
The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock's rotund profile as the program's theme music plays Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette. Hitchcock appears in silhouette from the right edge of the screen, walks to center screen to eclipse the caricature, he almost always says, "Good evening." The caricature drawing and Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette have become indelibly associated with Hitchcock in popular culture. Hitchcock appears again after the title sequence and drolly introduces the story from an empty studio or from the set of the current episode. Allardice. At least two versions of the opening were shot for every episode. A version intended for the American audience would spoof a recent popular commercial or poke fun at the sponsor, leading into the commercial. An alternative version for European audiences would include jokes at the expense of Americans in general. For seasons, opening remarks were filmed with Hitchcock speaking in French and German for the show's international presentations.
Hitchcock closed the show in much the same way as it opened, but to tie up loose ends rather than joke. A leading character in the story would have gotten away with a criminal activity. Hitchcock told TV Guide that his reassurances that the criminal had been apprehended were "a necessary gesture to morality."Alfred Hitchcock Presents finished at number 6 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1956–57 season, number 12 in 1957–58, number 24 in 1958–59, number 25 in 1959–60. The series was 25 minutes per episode, but it was expanded to 50 minutes in 1962 and retitled The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Hitchcock directed 17 of the 267 filmed episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents—four during the first season and one or two per season thereafter, he directed only the fourth of the 93 50-minute episodes, entitled "I Saw the Whole Thing" with John Forsythe. The last new episode aired on June 26, 1965, but the series has continued to be popular in television syndication for decades. Actors appearing in the most episodes include Patricia Hitchcock, Dick York, Robert Horton, James Gleason, John Williams, Robert H. Harris, Russell Collins, Barbara Baxley, Ray Teal, Percy Helton, Phyllis Thaxter, Carmen Mathews, Mildred Dunnock, Alan Napier, Robert Vaughn, Vincent Price.
Many notable film actors, such as Robert Redford, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Newton, Steve McQueen, Bruce Dern, Walter Matthau, Laurence Harvey, Claude Rains, Dennis Morgan, Joseph Cotten, Vera Miles, Tom Ewell, Peter Lorre, Dean Stockwell, Barbara Bel Geddes, among others appeared on the series. The directors who directed the most episodes included Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock, Arthur Hiller, James Neilson, Justice Addiss, John Brahm. Other notable directors included Robert Altman, Ida Lupino, Stuart Rosenberg, Robert Stevenson, David Swift and William Friedkin, who ended up directing what would be the last episode; the broadcast history was as follows: Sunday at 9:30–10 p.m. on CBS: October 2, 1955 – September 1960 Tuesday at 8:30–9 p.m. on NBC: September 1960 – September 1962 Thursday at 10–11 p.m. on CBS: September—December 1962 Friday at 9:30–10:30 p.m.on CBS: January— September 1963 Friday at 10–11 p.m. on CBS: September 1963 – September 1964 Monday at 10–11 p.m. on NBC: October 1964 – September 1965 See List of Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes and List of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episodes for more details.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 25 minutes long, aired weekly at 9:30 on CBS on Sunday nights from 1955 to 1960, at 8:30 on NBC on Tuesday nights from 1960 to 1962. It was followed by The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, which lasted for three seasons, September 1962 to June 1965, adding another 93 episodes to the 268 produced for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Two episodes that were directed by Hitchcock were nominated for Emmy Awards; the first episode was "The Case of Mr. Pelham" in 1955 that starred Tom Ewell while the second was "Lamb to the Slaughter" in 1958 that starred Barbara Bel Geddes and Harold J. Stone. In 2009 TV Guide's list of "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" ranked "Lamb to the Slaughter" at #59; the third season opener "The Glass Eye" won an Emmy Award for director Robert Stevens. An episode of The Alf
The Streets of San Francisco
The Streets of San Francisco is a television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television, it starred Karl Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between 1972 and 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes; the series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel; the pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley, Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season, was replaced by Richard Hatch; the Streets of San Francisco debuted on ABC on Saturday, September 16, 1972, at 9 pm Eastern, competing against two popular CBS sitcoms, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show. After Streets gained attention on Saturday nights during the first season, the show was moved to Thursday, where it stayed for the remainder of its run, beginning with the second season, competing against other successful 1970s crime dramas, in different timeslots.
By all accounts and Douglas developed a strong professional and personal relationship from their time on the series. Twenty years after last working together on an episode, they were both onstage at the 1996 People's Choice Awards. Malden referred to Douglas as "the son I never had" and mentioned that he had wanted producer Quinn Martin to cast Douglas on the series. Douglas responded to the compliment by calling Malden "my mentor", both expressed that they enjoyed working together on the show; the show revolved around two police officers. The center of the series was a veteran cop and widower, Lt Michael Stone, star # 2248, who had more than 20 years of police experience and was now assigned to the homicide detail of SFPD's Bureau of Inspectors, he was partnered with a young plainclothes detective and energetic partner, Assistant Inspector Steve Keller, a college graduate, aged 28, who had no experience in the police force. Stone would become a second father to Keller as he learned the rigors and procedures of detective work.
Keller was promoted to full inspector. As the series went on, Douglas became a star in his own right. Mike's daughter, Jeannie Stone, made occasional appearances. After the second episode of the fifth and final season, Douglas left the show after producing the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which won the Academy Award for Best Film for 1975. He, in turn established a film career, his character's absence was explained by having him take a teaching position at a local college, while Lt. Stone was partnered with another detective, Insp. Dan Robbins, who had started his career on the ABC soap All My Children and went on to Battlestar Galactica; the change was not popular with audiences, the show ended in 1977, due to declining ratings and increased production costs. Additionally in 1977, writer James J. Sweeney won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his teleplay for the season-four episode "Requiem for Murder". Sep 1972 – Jan 1973: Sat at 9:00–10:00 ET Jan 1973 – Aug 1974: Thu at 10:00–11:00 ET Sep 1974 – Sep 1976: Thu at 9:00–10:00 ET Sep 1976 – Jun 1977: Thu at 10:00–11:00 ETWhen the series debuted, it was slotted as counter programming opposite CBS' popular Saturday-night situation comedies, but failed to build an audience.
The two-hour pilot movie ranked 58 out of 65 programs telecast that week, while the first regular episode of the series fared lower at 62nd of 65 programs. In January 1973, ABC shook up its lineup by shuffling a number of its programs around; the Streets of San Francisco moved to Thursday night, increased its viewership with an 18 rating and 31% share of the audience. Over the next three years, the series flourished on Thursday, ranking number 22 for its second and third seasons and number 26 for its fourth. For the 1976-77 television season, ABC made the strategic error of moving the show up one hour, placing it in direct competition with Barnaby Jones, another Quinn Martin Production; the two crime dramas split their audience with Barnaby Jones ranking 49th and The Streets of San Francisco falling to 52nd of 104 shows for the season. The decline in viewership, coupled with rising production costs and a new contract for star Karl Malden, prompted ABC to cancel the series. In the United Kingdom, The Streets of San Francisco debuted on 19 November 1973.
Both Malden and Douglas spent time with SFPD detectives to lend an air of authenticity to the show. SFPD detectives took a liking to both Malden and Douglas, whom they characterized as "very fine fellows". Unlike subsequent generations of television production, the show made an effort to insinuate itself as seamlessly as possible into the fabric of the city; the series was filmed entirely on location in San Francisco. A warehouse converted to an interior scenes sound stage was located at the dead end of Kearny Street below Telegraph Hill, across from 1855 Kearny Street adjoined to 150 Chestnut Street, where it still stands today. In the series, the inspectors' unmarked Ford four-door sedan would respond to an emergency after placing a single-lamp revolving magnetic red light on the roof; this was contrary to authentic unmarked SFPD vehicles, which used a forward steady-burning red handheld spotlight, which hung by a hook to the top
Bugles in the Afternoon
Bugles in the Afternoon is a 1952 Western feature film starring Ray Milland, based on the novel by Ernest Haycox. The story features the Battle of the Little Big Horn, it was filmed in Technicolor and released by Warner Bros.. A rivalry between U. S. cavalry captains results in Kern Shafter being demoted and disgraced for striking Edward Garnett with a saber. Kern claimed to be defending the honor of his fiancee. Kern drifts for a while and is attracted to Josephine Russell, a woman he meets as they are both waiting to board a stagecoach to Fargo; when they reach Bismarck in the Dakota territory, Kern heads to Fort Abraham Lincoln and enlists in the 7th Cavalry. He is assigned to a company headed by an old friend and former sergeant major, Capt. Myles Moylan, assigned the rank of sergeant, he is pleased. Kern makes a friend named a private. Donovan was a sergeant until he punched a sergeant major; the two of them are assigned to investigate the murder of local miners by Sioux tribesmen, leading to a dangerous encounter.
When these risky missions continue, Capt. Moylan begins to realize that Garnett is deliberately putting Kern at risk. Moylan puts into motion an effort to clear Shafter; the feud escalates when Shafter discovers that Garnett has romantic designs on Josephine. Unaware of the history between the two men, or of Garnett's true character, she feels that Kern should be dealing with issues more reasonably; the soldiers leave with General George Armstrong Custer to engage the Sioux. Garnett deliberately puts Kern and another soldier in danger by sending the three on a scouting mission, claiming there are no Sioux warriors in the vicinity; the three see their company fall back as they discover a large Sioux war party in their scouting area. After his friend Donovan is fatally wounded, Kern is able to get back to his command, only to witness Custer and his own command killed in battle. Garnett pursues Kern during a different skirmish with the Sioux, the two scuffle until Kern is knocked out by Garnett; when Garnett is about to drop a large rock on Kern, a Sioux warrior fatally shoots Garnett.
Capt. Moylan arrives and kills the warrior, informs Kern he saw the end of the fight with Garnett; the two regroup with their command to fight the Sioux. Kern is shot during this battle. Kern and Moylan survive. Thanks to Moylan, Kern's reputation and rank of captain are restored and Josephine now sees Kern as the man she wants. Ray Milland... Kern Shafter Helena Carter... Josephine Russell Hugh Marlowe... Capt. Edward Garnett Forrest Tucker... Donovan Barton MacLane... Capt. Myles Moylan George Reeves... Lt. Smith Parts of the film were shot in Johnson Canyon, Long Canyon, Asay Creek, Kanab Canyon, Aspen Mirror Lake, Strawberry Valley in Utah. Bugles in the Afternoon on IMDb
Broken Arrow (TV series)
Broken Arrow is a Western series which ran on ABC-TV in prime time from 1956 through 1958 on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Repeat episodes were shown by ABC on Sunday afternoons during the 1959-60 TV season and in an early evening timeslot Sunday evenings from April to September of 1960; the cowboys and Indians got together to battle injustice in this Western, which starred John Lupton as Indian agent Tom Jeffords and Michael Ansara as Apache Chief Cochise. Jeffords was an army officer given the assignment of getting the U. S. Mail safely through Apache territory in Arizona. Adopting the novel approach of making friends with the Indians instead of shooting at them, Jeffords soon became blood brother to Cochise. Together they fought both renegades from the Chiricahua Reservation and dishonest "white eyes" who preyed upon the Indians; the show was based on the novel Blood Brother, by Elliott Arnold, made into a movie in 1950, starring James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler playing as Cochise.
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Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre, popular in the United States in the late 1960s. The program was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, had its television premiere on NBC on September 18, 1965; the show stars Don Adams as agent Maxwell "Max" Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86, Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, Edward Platt as Thaddeus, the Chief. Henry said that they created the show at the request of Daniel Melnick to capitalize on "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today": James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: "It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy."The show generated a number of popular catchphrases during its run, including "Would you believe...", "Good thinking, 99", "Missed it by that much!", "Sorry about that, Chief", "The old trick", "And loving it", "I asked you not to tell me that". The show was followed by the films The Nude Bomb and Get Smart, Again!, as well as a 1995 revival series, a 2008 film remake.
In 2010, TV Guide ranked Get Smart's opening title sequence at No. 2 on its list of TV's Top 10 Credits Sequences as selected by readers. After switching networks in 1969, to CBS, the show ended its five-season run on May 15, 1970, with a production roster at both networks of 138 episodes; the Museum of Broadcast Communications finds the show notable for "broadening the parameters for the presentation of comedy on television." The series centers on bumbling secret agent Maxwell "Max" Smart known as Agent 86, his more sensible female partner, Agent 99. Agents 86 and 99 work for CONTROL, a secret U. S. government counter-intelligence agency based in Washington, D. C; the pair investigates and thwarts various threats to the world, though Smart's incompetent nature and demands to do things by-the-book invariably cause complications. However, Smart never fails to save the day. Looking on is the long-suffering head of CONTROL, addressed as "Chief"; the nemesis of CONTROL is KAOS, described as "an international organization of evil".
In the series, KAOS was formed in Bucharest, Romania, in 1904. Neither CONTROL nor KAOS is an acronym. Many guest actors appeared including William Schallert. Conrad Siegfried, played by Bernie Kopell, is Smart's KAOS archenemy. King Moody portrayed Siegfried's assistant; the enemies, world-takeover plots and gadgets seen in Get Smart were a parody of the James Bond movie franchise. "Do what they did except just stretch it half an inch", Mel Brooks said of the methods of this TV series. Max and 99 marry in season four, have twins in season five. Agent 99 became the first woman in an American hit sitcom to keep her job after marriage and motherhood. Talent Associates commissioned Mel Brooks and Buck Henry to write a script about a bungling James Bond–like hero. Brooks described the premise for the show which they created in an October 1965 Time magazine article: I was sick of looking at all those nice sensible situation comedies, they were such distortions of life. If a maid took over my house like Hazel, I'd set her hair on fire.
I wanted to do a unreal comic-strip kind of thing about something besides a family. No one had done a show about an idiot before. I decided to be the first. Brooks and Henry proposed the show to ABC, where network executives called it "un-American" and demanded a "lovable dog to give the show more heart", as well as scenes showing Maxwell Smart's mother. Brooks objected to the second suggestion: They wanted to put a print housecoat on the show. Max was to explain everything. I hate mothers on shows. Max has no mother, he never had one. The cast and crew contributed joke and gadget ideas Don Adams, but dialogue was ad-libbed. An exception is the third-season episode "The Little Black Book". Don Rickles encouraged Adams to misbehave, he ad-libbed; the result was so successful. The first four seasons were filmed at Sunset Bronson Studios, while the final season, shown on CBS, was filmed at CBS Studio Center. Brooks had little involvement with the series after the first season, but Henry served as story editor through 1967.
The crew of the show included: Leonard B. Stern – Executive producer for the entire run of the series Irving Szathmary – Music and theme composer and conductor for the entire run Don Adams – Director of 13 episodes and writer of 2 episodes David Davis – Associate producer Gary Nelson – Director of the most episodes Bruce Bilson – Director of the second most episodes Gerald C. Gardner and Dee Caruso – Head writers for the series Reza Badiyi – Occasional director Allan Burns and Chris Hayward – Frequent writers and producers Stan Burns and Mike Marmer – Frequent writers Richard Donner – Occasional director James Komack – Writer and director Arne Sultan – Frequent writer and producer Lloyd Turner and Whitey Mitchell – Frequent writers and producers of season five CONTROL is a spy agency founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Harold Harmon Hargrade, a career officer in the United States Navy's N-2 Branch. Hargrade served as the first Chief of CONTROL. "CONTROL" is not an acronym. Maxwell "Max" Smart, code number Agent 86 is the central character.
Despite being a top secret government agent, he is absurdly clumsy naive and has occasional lapses of attention. Due to his fr
Arrest and Trial
Arrest and Trial is a 90-minute American crime/legal drama series that ran during the 1963-1964 season on ABC, airing Sundays from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern; the majority of episodes consist of two segments. Set in Los Angeles, the first part followed Detective Sergeants Nick Anderson and Dan Kirby of the LAPD as they tracked down and captured a criminal; the apprehended suspect was defended in the second part by criminal attorney John Egan, up against Deputy District Attorney Jerry Miller and his assistant, Barry Pine. Gazzara agreed to play the role of Anderson only after extracting a promise from the producer that scripts would avoid stereotypical depictions of police officers. In a 1963 TV Guide interview, Gazzara described his portrayal of Anderson: "I'm supposed to be a thinking man's cop. I'm a serious student of human behavior, more concerned with what creates the criminal than how to punish him. In other words, I'm not the kind of cop who asks,'Where were you the night of April 13th?' It's my job to show that there is room for passion and intellectualism and personal display within a policeman."
Arrest and Trial debuted on September 15, 1963. Its last telecast was on September 6, 1964. On Friday, April 24, 1964, it became the first American import to be broadcast on the UK's BBC2; the same premise was adopted decades by a more financially successful series with the earliest episodes of Law & Order. Arrest and Trial earned four Emmy nominations in 1964. Two were for Martine Bartlett and Anjanette Comer for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress, one was for Roddy McDowall for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor, the other was for Danny Landres, Milton Shifman and Richard Wray for Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for Television. On November 22, 2011, Timeless Media Group released Arrest and Trial- The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1; the 10-disc set features all 30 episodes of the series. Dragnet – NBC drama series that followed the Arrest and Trial format; the D. A. – short-lived NBC drama series that followed the Arrest and Trial format, is owned by NBC Universal.
Law & Order – NBC drama series that followed the Arrest and Trial format, is owned by NBC Universal. Arrest & Trial – syndicated docudrama series produced by Wolf Durslag, Melvin.. The Egghead Flatfoot. TV Guide, pp. 8–11. Arrest and Trial on IMDb Arrest and Trial at TV.com
Air Force (film)
Air Force is a 1943 American World War II aviation film from Warner Bros. produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner, directed by Howard Hawks, starring John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Harry Carey. Made in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, it was one of the first of the patriotic films of the war characterized as a propaganda film; the story revolves around an actual incident that occurred on December 7, 1941. An aircrew is ferrying an unarmed Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber named the Mary-Ann across the Pacific to the United States Army Air Corps base at Hickam Field when they fly right into the middle of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor and the beginning of America's direct involvement in World War II. An uncredited William Faulkner wrote the emotional deathbed scene for Ridgely, who played the pilot of the Mary-Ann. On December 6, 1941, at Hamilton Field, near San Francisco, a United States Army Air Corps B-17D bomber named the Mary-Ann and its crew are being readied for a flight across the Pacific.
Master Sergeant Robbie White, the Mary-Ann's crew chief, is a long-time veteran in the Army Air Corps, whose son, Danny White is a West Point graduate, an officer, a pilot. The navigator, Lt. Monk Hauser Jr. is the son of a World War I hero of the Lafayette Escadrille. The pilot is Michael Aloysius "Irish" Quincannon Sr. the co-pilot is Bill Williams and the bombardier, Tom McMartin. Sergeant Joe Winocki is a disgruntled gunner who, as an aviation cadet in 1938, washed out of flight school after he was involved in a mid-air collision in which another cadet was killed. Quincannon was the flight instructor; the navigator and bombardier washed out of pilot training. With the United States at peace, the Mary-Ann and the rest of its squadron are ordered to fly without ammunition to Hickam Field at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii; as it happens, the Mary-Ann flies right into the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. In its aftermath, the beleaguered B-17 crew is taxed to the limit, as they are ordered on, with little rest, first to Wake Island, on to Clark Field in the Philippines, both locations coming under heavy Japanese attack.
While en route, the crew listens to President Franklin D. Roosevelt ask Congress for a declaration of war, they take along two passengers to Clark Field: fighter pilot Lt. Thomas "Tex" Rader and a small dog, "Tripoli", the Marines' mascot on Wake Island; when they land at Clark Field, White learns that his son was killed on the first day trying to lead his squadron into the air. Soon after, Quincannon volunteers his bomber for a one-aircraft mission against a Japanese invasion fleet, but the Mary-Ann is attacked by enemy fighters and forced to abort; the badly wounded Quincannon orders his men to bail out blacks out. Seeing this, Winocki remains aboard and the crippled Mary-Ann makes a successful belly landing, being unable to lower the landing gear. Having told a dying Quincannon that the Mary-Ann is ready to fly, the crew works feverishly through the night to repair their bomber using parts salvaged from other, damaged B-17s, as the Japanese Army closes in. Private Chester volunteers to fly as gunner in a two-seat fighter aircraft defending Clark Field.
In aerial combat, the pilot is killed, so Chester bails out. Winocki and White shoot down the fighter; when the armed Japanese pilot stumbles from the burning wreckage, a furious Winocki machine-guns him repeatedly. The exhausted aircrew manages to finish their repairs as the airfield comes under heavy ground attack. With help from the Marines and Army soldiers, the Mary-Ann, now returning fire, roars down the runway and flies again; as their B-17 heads for Australia, with Rader as the reluctant pilot and the wounded Williams as co-pilot, they spot a large Japanese naval invasion task force below. The crew radios the enemy's position and circles. In the final scene, a bombing attack on Tokyo is announced to a roomful of bomber crews, among them several familiar faces from the Mary-Ann, including Rader, now a B-17 pilot; as their bombers take off, President Roosevelt's words are heard in a stirring voice-over, while the assembled air armada heads towards the rising sun and victory. As appearing in screen credits: Director Howard Hawks credited the concept of the film to Lt. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, based on the experiences of a flight of B-17s that left Hamilton Field, California, on the night of December 6, 1941, flew into the war the next morning at Pearl Harbor.
Executive producer Jack Warner was adamant that the film be ready for release by December 7, 1942, the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To that end, miniatures for battle sequences were filmed in May and June 1942, before completion of the script and storyline. Although pre-production work on Air Force had taken place, the official start of the production on May 18, 1942, was tied to the War Department approving the script. Development of the film was concurrent with script-writing by Dudley Nichols, with some characters based on Air Corps personnel Hawks met while traveling to Washington, D. C. to confer with the War Department Motion Picture Board of Review. Nichols's script, submitted June 15, was 207 pages in length, had its initia