Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 59 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 237 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 145 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
Pg
a list of 719 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
 
a list of 96 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 622 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Armstrong Circle Theatre.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   13   12   11   10   9   … See all »
Unknown   1963   1962   1961   … See all »
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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
Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter
The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Ossie Davis
Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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, Jeff Donnell
Climax! (1954–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Harry Townes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton
The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series 1961)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Stars: Walter Matthau, Frank McGee, Will Rogers
The Big Story (1949–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ernest Chappell
Front Row Center (1955–1956)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Robert Sterling, Fletcher Markle, Nan Boardman
Insight (1960–1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Douglas Edwards ...
 Himself - Host / ... (69 episodes, 1957-1961)
Sandy Becker ...
 Himself - Host (41 episodes, 1954-1955)
Bob Sherry ...
 Himself - Host / ... (38 episodes, 1953-1954)
John Cameron Swayze ...
 Host / ... (36 episodes, 1955-1957)
Joe Ripley ...
 Himself - Host (33 episodes, 1952-1953)
Edit

Storyline

Running for almost thirteen years, this dramatic anthology series featured many well-know actors and actresses, as well as a number who would later go on to become stars. Originally, the program presented dramas written by contemporary writers on a number of subjects, but later in its run it changed to documentary-style dramas on subjects ranging from espionage and the history of Russian communism to the dangers of medical and insurance fraud. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1950 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

From June 1950 to June 1955 this show was broadcast weekly for 30 minutes and consisted of original dramas relating to the contemporary world. In September 1955 the show was expanded to 60 minutes and programming consisted of dramatic shows featuring current, real-life events. Between September 1955 and June 1956, this show alternated every four weeks with the following TV shows: Playwrights '56 (1955); The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955); and The United States Steel Hour (1953). In July 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956) replaced Playwrights '56 (1955) and the four shows continued to alternate every four weeks until October 1957. Starting in October 1957, this show alternated every week with the "The United States Steel Hour." This continued until June 1963 when "Reckoning" replaced "The United States Steel Hour"; the final broadcast was on 28 August 1963. See more »

Connections

Edited into Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dean effective in early tv drama
23 December 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Gene Lockhart stars as an old irishman, longing to win the lottery to return home, in THE BELLS OF COCKAIGNE, a half hour drama, co-starring James Dean. Dean is effective as a young husband and father, who needs money to move to a dry climate in order to aid his ailing son. When Lockhart wins the lottery with a lucky number at the same time, Dean loses his pay in a poker game, Lockhart slips him the lucky lottery number, aiding the young couple as he simultaneously gives up his dream of returning to Ireland. Lockhart is fine. The DVD release of this production states it is an hour long, but it is not. It's 30 minutes. It's paired with the 1957 documentary THE JAMES DEAN STORY.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone have or know where I can get a copy of this show? jim-2031
Paul Newman's character nbigd
I am trying to find this episode of Armstrong Circle Theater wilfordross
CAMP KINDERWELT suzinkee-2
Episode : THE FUGITIVE 1954 NormaBates88
Operation Deep Freeze dadat231-2
Discuss Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?