Highest Rated Titles With William Podmore


1. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 59

2. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 64

3. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 83

4. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, John Baragrey, Robert H. Harris, Sylvia Field

Votes: 20

5. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Live dramas that were broadcast every other week. The show had covered both light and serious drama and featured both well-known and not so well-known actors and actresses.

Stars: Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky

Votes: 27

6. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.1
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Stars: Parker Fennelly, James Dean, Don Hanmer, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 11

7. A Christmas Carol (1943 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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An early experimental television broadcast of Dickens's famous novel.

Director: George Lowther | Stars: Lon Clark, Roger De Koven, Noah Julian, Consuela Lembke

Votes: 18

8. The King's Author (1952 TV Movie)

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Stars: Ross Martin, Gerard Burke, Sarah Churchill, Anthony Dawson

9. Reign of Terror (1952 TV Movie)

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Sarah Churchill, Wesley Addy, Margaret Allworthy, Clement Fowler

10. Anne Bradstreet, Puritan Poetess (1952 TV Movie)

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Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Ellen Barrie, Sarah Churchill, Scott Forbes, Carl Harbord

11. The Three Garridebs (1937 TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery

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Stars: Violet Bessen, Louis Hector, Arthur Maitland, William Podmore

12. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)
Episode: A Fragile Affair (1956)

Drama

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Stars: Woodrow Parfrey, William Podmore, Gaby Rodgers, Brook Seawell

13. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–1951)
Episode: Appearences and Reality (1951)

Drama

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Director: David Alexander | Stars: Rita Gam, Cavada Humphrey, Adelaide Klein, Ross Martin

14. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–1951)
Episode: Of Human Bondage (1951)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Baragrey, Victor Beecroft, Cliff Carpenter, Joan Chandler

15. Campbell Summer Soundstage (1952–1954)
Episode: Solitaire (1953)

Drama

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Director: Garry Simpson | Stars: Margaret Field, James Gregory, William Podmore

16. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Nancy Coleman, Katharine Cornell, Henry Daniell, Lisa Daniels

17. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
Episode: The Lonely (1952)

Drama

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An American pilot falls for a young British woman during World War II.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, Leueen MacGrath, Dorothy Peterson, William Podmore

18. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)
Episode: The Man in Possession (1953)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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The sudden reappearance of charming scoundrel Raymond Dabnet annoys his relatives.

Stars: Francis Compton, Robert Coote, Brenda Forbes, Rex Harrison