Incident In A Bar (Aired March 9, 1954)
From Here to Eternity was a box-office smash, propelling Sinatra into a whole new career in Film. Thus, as with Alan Ladd in his Mayfair Productions program, Box-13, Sinatra--and Las Vegas and Hollywood--found a far greater immediate demand for his talent on stage and in Film. The Big-Screen's gain was Radio's loss. Compounding any hope of a second season of Rocky Fortune, Ava Gardner's movie Mogambo was also released on October 9, 1953. Thus, both Frank Sinatra's and Ava Gardner's careers were approaching critical junctures--a publicists dream, but rapidly dimming any possibility for a continuation of Rocky Fortune, or any other such Radio vehicle for Frank Sinatra. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.
March 9, 1954. "Incident In A Bar" - NBC network. Sustaining. The vice-president of an insurance company confesses to an inebriated Rocky that he has strangled his blonde girlfriend. This is a network version. Barney Phillips, Jack