Okay. So..
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I saw this movie for the first time in the '80s, on video. I distinctly remember the ending because I discussed it with my coworker, who had originally advised me to watch the movie, the next day. She had misremembered one minor detail about the end. The ending that I saw on that videotape begins with a scene at Clara's parents' home. They're watching Ed Sullivan. Clara's quietly crying because Marty hasn't called. Cut to Marty with his friends. (Paraphrasing here.) "She's a dog? I'm a dog. I'm calling her." Cut to Clara's parents' house. Clara's still crying. Ed Sullivan's still on the TV. The phone rings. Dad answers the phone. Fade out. (My coworker remembered Clara smiling when the phone rang, but she didn't smile in the version I saw.)
I watched this on DVD yesterday. THE ENDING WAS DIFFERENT. It still begins with a scene at Clara's parents' home. They're still watching Ed Sullivan. Clara's still quietly crying because Marty didn't call. Cut to Marty with his friends. "She's a dog, and I'm a fat, ugly man. I had a good time last night," blah, blah, blah. Goes into a phone booth and dials her number. "Hello, Clara?" Closes the phone booth door for privacy. Fade out.
My question: Can anyone confirm that there's more than one extant version of this movie on video and DVD? And if you've seen the movie and can remember the ending, what was the ending you saw?

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I love this movie, and cannot remember the details, but I know Rod Serling had it done live and it was amazing (from what I hear).

The movie was great. When she's all awash in tears, totally downcast, and says, I'd like to see you again... Jesus, too painful. A great film.
The few live TV dramas from the Golden Age of Television that are available don't quite live up to our ... of the magic that doesn't come across in the Hollywood version is the realization you're watching it in real time.

Does the 1960 TV adaptation of The Iceman Cometh count as one of those? Whatever the case, it's very good.

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I saw this movie for the first time in the '80s, on video.

Video? What's "video?" You mean on DVD, don't you?

RonB
"There's a story there...somewhere"
He didn't write a lot of TZ, but he did write some, most were other peoples (where does the apostrophe go?) short stories

It goes at the very end.

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He didn't write a lot of TZ, but he did write some, most were other peoples (where does the apostrophe go?) short stories

It goes at the very end.

We say "Other people". Not "peoples".
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