Clooney loves the Golden Age of live television in the 1950s, when several anthology series such as "Playhouse 90" and "Climax!" offered the best and brightest in drama. While doing "ER," Clooney even convinced the producers to do a live episode of the NBC medical series. And in 2000, Clooney returned to TV to do a live, black-and-white version of the Cold War thriller "Fail-Safe," based on the 1964 film directed by Sidney Lumet and the 1962 novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. Directed by Stephen Frears, the chiller featured a strong ensemble cast, including Clooney, Richard Dreyfuss and Noah Wyle.
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