Five Forty-Eight, The

Tony-Award winning playwright, Terrence McNally ("Love! Valour! Compassion!;" "Master Class"), adapted this short story by John Cheever for the Broadway stage. With haunting eloquence, director James Ivory ("A Room With A View," "The Remains of the Day") presents the story of a philandering executive who is stalked by an unstable former secretary whom he seduced and then fired.

"Mary Beth Hurt gives a performance that lives up to her injured name." - Village Voice

1979, Drama, 60 minutes, Color

Cast: Mary Beth Hurt, Laurence Luckinbill, Laurinda Barrett, Philip Scher, Kathy Keeney, Jon De Vries, Nicholas Luckinbill, John Harkins, Dale Hodges,Ann McDonough, Robert Hitt, Tiger Haynes, Susan Hovey, John Ramsey, Adam Petroski


Written by: John Cheever

Music by: Jonathan Tunick

Directed by: James Ivory


Produced by: Peter Weinberg

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS Great Performances: Theater In America


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