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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
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The anthology series dramatized the lives of clergymen of all faiths and the problems they faced in both their professional and personal lives.

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Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
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Originally billed as Playhouse of the Stars this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952 and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Walter Coy
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays were primarily adaptations of motion pictures and a host was added. The host would introduce each act and would conduct an interview with the stars at the end of the play. Written by Jack McKillop

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Premiered on CBS as a half hour dramatic anthology series on 2 October 1950 (Monday nights 8:00-8:30), moved to Thursday nights (9:00-9:30) in August, 1951. Switched to NBC in an hour long format in August, 1954 on Thurday night 10:00-11:00). Last televised 12 September 1957. See more »

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James Mason and Buzz Kulik
20 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the 1954-55 season when James Mason was host, Buzz Kulik plied his trade as a director on this show before moving on to direct episodes of 'The Twilight Zone'. Charles Bennett, famous for his Hitchcock and DeMille collaborations in the 30's and 40's also wrote 'The Browning Version' which was aired on the 7th April 1955.


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