Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »
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From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
Drama
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during its 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
Crossroads (1955–1957)
Drama
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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.

Stars: Robert Carson, Frank J. Scannell, Douglass Dumbrille
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty 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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The show was based on the radio show "Lux Radio Theater" which was broadcast from October 1934 to June 1955. The sponsor was Lux soap. See more »

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Referenced in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) 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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