Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Elmer Davis ...
 Himself - Narrator / ... (50 episodes, 1950-1952)
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

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6 October 1950 (USA)  »

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(1950-1951) | (1951-1952)

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During the first season (October 1950 - June 1951), the show ran 60-minutes on ABC on Fridays between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. In the second season (December 1951 - June 1952), the show was reduced to 30-minutes on ABC and alternated with "Celanese Theatre" on Wednesdays between 10:00 and 10:30 PM. See more »

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The 62 Year Old Maxwell Anderson
23 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the same year that Maxwell Anderson wrote 'High Tor' for 'The Philco Television Playhouse' on September 10th 1950, he wrote a couple of episodes for this series simply because he was a pulitzer prize winner. The question to ask is does his plays have a natural home on the silver screen?


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