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 ... See full summary »
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Ken Carpenter ...
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Jay Jackson ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (137 episodes, 1950-1953)
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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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2 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Broadcast live from New York City until the 1953 season premiere. 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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