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Release Date:
7 November 1948 (USA) See more »
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 492)

Betty Furness ... Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman / ... (463 episodes, 1948-1958)

Series Directed by
Paul Nickell (140 episodes, 1948-1958)
Franklin J. Schaffner (111 episodes, 1949-1956)
Robert Mulligan (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
Lela Swift (6 episodes, 1950-1952)
Allen Reisner (6 episodes, 1954)
Worthington Miner (5 episodes, 1948-1949)
John Peyser (5 episodes, 1950-1951)
Ralph Nelson (5 episodes, 1951-1958)
Matt Harlib (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
Walter Hart (4 episodes, 1949-1951)
Karl Genus (4 episodes, 1956)
Martin Magner (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Tom Donovan (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
James B. Clark (3 episodes, 1958)
Jack Smight (3 episodes, 1958)
Yul Brynner (2 episodes, 1949)
George Zachary (2 episodes, 1949)
Carl Frank (2 episodes, 1950)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1953)
Mel Ferber (2 episodes, 1954)
William H. Brown Jr. (2 episodes, 1956)
David Greene (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Herbert Hirschman (2 episodes, 1958)

Tony Barr (unknown episodes)
Norman Felton (unknown episodes)
Fletcher Markle (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Worthington Miner (55 episodes, 1948-1953)
Reginald Rose (17 episodes, 1952-1957)
Joseph Liss (14 episodes, 1948-1952)
Mel Goldberg (13 episodes, 1951-1956)
Sumner Locke Elliott (8 episodes, 1949-1953)
Alvin Sapinsley (7 episodes, 1951-1954)
Howard Rodman (7 episodes, 1953-1957)
William Shakespeare (6 episodes, 1949-1955)
Irve Tunick (6 episodes, 1951-1953)
Rod Serling (6 episodes, 1953-1956)
Marc Brandel (6 episodes, 1955-1958)
Henry James (5 episodes, 1949-1952)
David Shaw (5 episodes, 1950-1952)
Michael Dyne (5 episodes, 1952-1958)
A.J. Russell (5 episodes, 1952-1954)
Loring Mandel (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ben Hecht (4 episodes, 1949-1951)
Ernest Kinoy (4 episodes, 1955-1958)
Richard De Roy (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Charles Monroe (3 episodes, 1949-1950)
Lois Jacoby (3 episodes, 1950-1951)
Betty Loring (3 episodes, 1951-1953)
James P. Cavanagh (3 episodes, 1952-1958)
Paul Gallico (3 episodes, 1952-1958)
Raphael Hayes (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Adrian Spies (3 episodes, 1953-1958)
William Templeton (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Stanley Niss (3 episodes, 1953)
Gore Vidal (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Herridge (3 episodes, 1956)
Jerome Ross (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
McNight Malmar (2 episodes, 1948-1949)
Rudyard Kipling (2 episodes, 1949-1953)
Charlotte Brontë (2 episodes, 1949-1952)
Ellen Glasgow (2 episodes, 1949-1952)
Dorothee Carousso (2 episodes, 1949-1950)
Ivan Turgenev (2 episodes, 1949-1950)
Millen Brand (2 episodes, 1949)
Gerald Goode (2 episodes, 1949)
Dashiell Hammett (2 episodes, 1949)
Maurice Valency (2 episodes, 1949)
Don Mankiewicz (2 episodes, 1950-1953)
Virginia Douglas Dawson (2 episodes, 1950-1952)
Matt Harlib (2 episodes, 1950-1952)
Aben Kandel (2 episodes, 1950-1952)
Howard Merrill (2 episodes, 1950-1952)
Elizabeth Hart (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
William Krasner (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Ruth McKenney (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Ferenc Molnár (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Louisa May Alcott (2 episodes, 1950)
Fielder Cook (2 episodes, 1950)
Loren Disney (2 episodes, 1950)
Max Ehrlich (2 episodes, 1951-1958)
Raymond Chandler (2 episodes, 1951-1953)
J.B. Priestley (2 episodes, 1952-1958)
Paul Monash (2 episodes, 1952-1955)
Georges Simenon (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
Frank D. Gilroy (2 episodes, 1955-1958)
George Bellak (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jackie Gleason (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Richard Berg (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Dale Wasserman (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Theodore Apstein (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Abby Mann (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Tad Mosel (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Shirley Peterson (1 episode, 1955)
David Aldrich (1 episode, 1956)
Peter Van Slingerland (1 episode, 1956)

Agnes Nixon (unknown episodes, 1951)
Patrick Alexander (unknown episodes)
William Altman (unknown episodes)
Peter Barry (unknown episodes)
Robert Bassing (unknown episodes)
Harold Jack Bloom (unknown episodes)
William T. Bode (unknown episodes)
Leo Brady (unknown episodes)
Sidney Carroll (unknown episodes)
Arden Casey (unknown episodes)
Jerry Davis (unknown episodes)
Robert Dozier (unknown episodes)
Don Ettlinger (unknown episodes)
Robert Fielder (unknown episodes)
Thomas Flanagan (unknown episodes)
Charles S. Gardner (unknown episodes)
Jan Glanzrock (unknown episodes)
Herman Goldberg (unknown episodes)
William T. Grady Jr. (unknown episodes)
Arthur Hailey (unknown episodes)
Sam Hall (unknown episodes)
Joel Hammil (unknown episodes)
Alfred Harris (unknown episodes)
Roger O. Hirson (unknown episodes)
George Kelly (unknown episodes)
Marcy Klauber (unknown episodes)
Alfred Lewis Levitt (unknown episodes)
Laurence Marks (unknown episodes)
John McGreevey (unknown episodes)
Henry Misrock (unknown episodes)
Madeline Misrock (unknown episodes)
William Mourne (unknown episodes)
Robert Presnell Jr. (unknown episodes)
Mann Rubin (unknown episodes)
Will Schneider (unknown episodes)
George Seldon (unknown episodes)
Hannah Smith (unknown episodes)
Anthony Spinner (unknown episodes)
Herbert Abbott Spiro (unknown episodes)
John Vlahos (unknown episodes)
Art Wallace (unknown episodes)
Carson A. Wiley (unknown episodes)
James Yaffe (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Worthington Miner .... producer (139 episodes, 1948-1952)
Felix Jackson .... producer (14 episodes, 1953-1956)
Norman Felton .... producer / associate producer (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Haggott .... producer (5 episodes, 1952-1953)
Donald Davis .... producer (5 episodes, 1952)
Dorothy Mathews .... producer (5 episodes, 1952)
Robert Herridge .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1956)
Herbert Brodkin .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1957)
Peter Kortner .... producer (5 episodes, 1958)
Fletcher Markle .... production / producer (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
William Altman .... associate producer / assistant producer (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Sparks .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1958)
Montgomery Ford .... producer (3 episodes, 1951)
Eva Wolas .... producer (3 episodes, 1958)
Gordon Duff .... producer (2 episodes, 1957)
Tony Barr .... producer (2 episodes, 1958)

Joe Scully .... associate producer: "Studio One In Hollywood" (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Billy Nalle (1 episode, 1951)
Jackie Gleason (1 episode, 1953)
Jerry Goldsmith (1 episode, 1958)

Robert Allen (unknown episodes)
Bernard Herrmann (unknown episodes)
Bernhard Kaun (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
T. Miller (unknown episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Richtaryk (13 episodes, 1948-1953)
Willard Levitas (9 episodes, 1951-1956)
Kim Swados (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Henry May (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Ken Krausgill (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
William Cecil (2 episodes, 1950)
Wesley Laws (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Series Costume Design by
Leslie Renfield (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Myhrum .... associate director (1 episode, 1957)
Series Art Department
Willard Levitas .... settings (2 episodes, 1951-1954)
Bob Markel .... scenic designer (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Barry .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Series Editorial Department
Vincent McConnor .... editorial supervisor (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Music Department
Mantovani .... theme performer (20 episodes, 1948-1949)
Vic Oliver .... composer: theme music (20 episodes, 1948-1949)
Alfredo Antonini .... musical director / music consultant / ... (9 episodes, 1948-1956)

Eugene Cines .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Florence Britton .... story editor (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Ted Miller .... technical director (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
William Altman .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Charles H. Schultz .... assistant to producer / assistant to the producer (2 episodes, 1956)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Studio One" - USA (original title)
"Studio One Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
"Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
"Westinghouse Studio One" - USA (alternative title)
"Westinghouse Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Originally a CBS radio dramatic anthology series, which was directed by Fletcher Markle who was often heard on the series in leading roles with his future wife, Mercedes McCambridge.See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Jackie Gleason's dramatic roles, 30 August 2002
Author: F Gwynplaine MacIntyre from Minffordd, North Wales

"Studio One" was one of the many excellent anthology series from the golden age of television. It usually featured original hour-long dramas, occasionally adapting famous works or biographical material. Many big-name actors of the period guested on this prestigious series.

This posting relates specifically to Jackie Gleason's appearances on "Studio One". Gleason guest-starred in four episodes, three of which I have seen. "The Show-Off" (1954) is an abridged version of the comedy play by George Kelly (Grace Kelly's uncle). Gleason stars as Aubrey Piper, a blowhard who marries his way into the respectable Fisher family, brings the family to the brink of ruin, and then makes good at the end. Gleason's performance here is a bit too similar to Ralph Kramden, but less sympathetic. It's unfortunate that the ingenue role in "The Show-Off" is named Amy Fisher, as this name now provokes laughs for the wrong reason. (Remember the Long Island Lolita case?)

"Short Cut" (1954) is a stolid drama, starring Gleason in a dead-serious role as a crusading attorney-general who grimly learns that there's no short cut to justice. Gleason's dramatic performance is excellent, but the material is weak. He's abetted by a dull actor named Lin McCarthy and by Priscilla Gillette, a repertory actress who appeared in many episodes of "Studio One".

"The Laugh Maker" (1953) is an intriguing drama about a comedian, starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Gleason plays Jerry Giles (note the same initials), a popular TV comedian who is apparently based on Gleason himself. We never see Giles doing his act, but at one point he appears in costume ... and he's wearing the same outfit Gleason wore on his Admiral TV series as Fenwick Babbitt, one of his early recurring characters who got phased out in favour of the more popular Ralph Kramden. Carney plays a reporter who is assigned to get "the real story" on the beloved comedian Giles. No big surprise: Carney interviews the people who know Giles, and he discovers that the funny man isn't so jolly in private life.

The best performance in "The Laugh Maker" is given by Marian Seldes as Giles's (Gleason's) sister. This is strange casting, as Seldes was broomstick-thin in those days and Gleason was already quite hefty. Seldes and Gleason have no scenes together, which makes the casting a bit more plausible.

Viewers who have seen "The Hustler" or "Gigot" already know that Jackie Gleason was a gifted dramatic actor, but these episodes are a revelation. Gleason's performance in "The Laugh Maker" is superb, but he's let down by a trite script.

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