In The Presence of Mine Enemies
A rare screening of the controversial Playhouse 90 production of Rod Serling’s teleplay set in the Warsaw Ghetto on the eve of the uprising. At the heart of this drama is Charles Laughton as Rabbi Adam Heller, a figure of spiritual resistance who is horrified by his son Paul’s (Arthur Kennedy) call for physical vengeance against the Nazis. The Rabbi’s powerlessness in the face of the enormous tragedy that surrounds him tests his faith in God. Also starring Susan Kohner, Sam Jaffe, Oskar Homolka, and a young Robert Redford as a German soldier experiencing a crisis of conscience. Shown courtesy of CBS Broadcasting Inc.