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Special Film & TV appearances

1. The Japanese Motorcycle ad (1971)
2. The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (1971)
3. The Ed Sullivan Show (1958, 1966 & 1968)
4. The Tonight Show (1964 & 1966)
5. What's My Line? (1966)
6. The Coming of the Roads (1966)
7. Christmas Seals ad (1965)
8. The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965)
9. The 36th Annual Academy Awards (1964)
10. The Dick Powell Theatre (1963)
11. Here's Hollywood (1962)
12. It Could Be You (1960)
13. Kraft Music Hall (1960)
14. The Bob Hope Show (1960)
15. Jukebox Jury (1959)
16. Viceroy Cigarette ads (1958)
17. Family Affair (1952)

Family Affair

Probably Steve McQueen's first acting role on screen. Billed as Stephen McQueen.

"Family Affair" is a 27 minute "infomercial" demonstrating the convenience of having multiple phones in the house by telling a little story about a family coping with only one.

Stephen McQueen plays "Freddie", a rather goofy, love-sick sailor trying to reach his girl to tell her he has leave and to propose to her. He has four scenes.

The photo in Neile's book (My Husband, My Friend) of Steve in a sailor suit, which she says was his first acting job, is from this film. Although she calls it a "Signal Corps" film, it's a "Bell System Presentation, Western Electric Recording".

J Pat O'Malley is the star.

Reviewed by Donna Redden
Screencaps from her own personal 16mm copy of the film.