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Goodyear Playhouse 

Goodyear Television Playhouse (original title)
The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.
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 Julian / ... 7 episodes, 1952-1957
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 Debataz / ... 6 episodes, 1951-1955
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 Laura / ... 6 episodes, 1951-1955
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 Eddie / ... 6 episodes, 1953-1957
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 Michael Riordan / ... 6 episodes, 1953-1956
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 Paula Ferris 6 episodes, 1954-1957
Geoffrey Lumb
Lili Darvas ...
 Adeline Girard / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1957
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 Diane Greene / ... 4 episodes, 1952-1956
Malcolm Brodrick ...
 Junior / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1956
Katherine Squire ...
 Lola Swanson / ... 4 episodes, 1953-1956
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 Castleman / ... 4 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Bernard Zysski / ... 3 episodes, 1953-1956
Herbert Berghof ...
 Dr. Swanson / ... 3 episodes, 1952-1956
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 Sam Reid / ... 3 episodes, 1952-1956
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 Chester Wilson 3 episodes, 1952-1953
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 Mr. Schwartz 3 episodes, 1951-1956
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 Emperor Maximilian 3 episodes, 1951-1953
Maurice Burke
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 Herb Mayer / ... 3 episodes, 1952-1957
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Luis Van Rooten ...
Marcel Hillaire
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 The Husband 3 episodes, 1953-1955
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 Howard Catlett / ... 3 episodes, 1954-1957
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 Larry / ... 3 episodes, 1954-1957
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 Perkins / ... 3 episodes, 1954-1956
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 Dr. Max Binder / ... 3 episodes, 1954-1955
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 Hank Patten 3 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Pvt. Yarrow / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
William Traylor ...
Thomas A. Carlin ...
 Bob Ford / ... 3 episodes, 1956
Edmon Ryan ...
 Stanley Loring 2 episodes, 1951-1952
Haila Stoddard ...
 Alix Clayton 2 episodes, 1952
Leona Powers
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 Lieutenant / ... 2 episodes, 1953-1956
Joseph Sweeney ...
 Mr. Barger 2 episodes, 1953
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 The Young Man 2 episodes, 1951-1952
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Durward Kirby ...
 Himself - Announcer 2 episodes, 1952-1954
Patricia Fay ...
 Louise / ... 2 episodes, 1953-1954
Ann Dere ...
Laurence Hugo
Gladys Klark
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 Timothy Trundle 2 episodes, 1951-1952
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Edith Meiser
Ben Grauer
John Laing ...
 Himself - Announcer 2 episodes, 1951
John Cameron Swayze ...
 Goodyear Pitchman 2 episodes, 1951
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 Donald Ladd 2 episodes, 1952-1957
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 Adam Waring 2 episodes, 1952-1957
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 Miss Mulford 2 episodes, 1952-1956
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 Det. Raymond C. Schindler 2 episodes, 1952-1955
Edgar Stehli ...
Roland Wood ...
 Elevator Starter 2 episodes, 1952-1955
Felicia Montealegre ...
 Empress Carlotta Amelia 2 episodes, 1952-1954
Harry Sheppard
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Parker Fennelly
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 Narrator / ... 2 episodes, 1953-1956
Martin Newman ...
Cynthia Latham ...
 Miss Teasdale 2 episodes, 1953-1955
Rita Grapel
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 Frances Barclay 2 episodes, 1953-1954
Joe Boland
Norma Jane Marlow
Enid Markey
Bert Thorn
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Robert P. Lieb ...
Carol Veazie ...
 Mother Barker / ... 2 episodes, 1954-1955
Raymond Bramley
Jane Moultrie ...
 Mrs. Mudd 2 episodes, 1954
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 August Knapp / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1957
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 Paul Laurent 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Miss Murgatroyd / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Kenny Delmar
Roy Fant ...
Pat Henning ...
 Father / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Dan O'Neill / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Younger Woman 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Leticia Blacklock / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Edward Walsh ...
 Big Man / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Pvt. Sanger 2 episodes, 1955
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 Betty / ... 2 episodes, 1955
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 Grace Barre 2 episodes, 1956-1957
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 Gene Austin / ... 2 episodes, 1956-1957
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 Kate Douglas 2 episodes, 1956-1957
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 Tom Douglas 2 episodes, 1956
Rudy Bond ...
 Frank / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Tom Carlin ...
 Terry O'Neill 2 episodes, 1956
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Abigail Kellogg ...
 Jennifer Waring 2 episodes, 1957
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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beautiful series
20 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have only been able to see a few of this series' episodes. But each has been wonderful. The Lawn Party has Geraldine Fitzgerald as a snobby woman, India, who wants a beatiful party for her daughter, without realizing how it is making those who most love her suffer. Typically, Fitzgerald plays the part as written, a snobby woman who ultimately sees the harm she is doing. There is also the wonderful October Story with Julie Harris and Leslie Nielson; it is a charming comedy with both stars in great form. Best of all are the Eileen Heckart character dramas written by Tad Mosel. One of these, Other People's Houses, is about a still common family problem of how to deal with the fact that a parent is aging and has to go live in a retirement home. This also features a young Rod Steiger, who over-acts horribly. There is also My Lost Saints, about a woman who must choose between her selfish mother and the family she works for and thought of as "family" until events change. She has to see that her beloved employers and her mother are humans and not saints, having to mourn this loss along the way. Heckart is very touching in that one. Best of all of course is a Trip to Bountiful with lovely young Eva MArie Saint as the war bride and this time Heckart as a nasty daughter in law. But the star of the show is Lillian Gish, giving the performance of a lifetime in this beautiful Horton Foote drama. That is why these "tv shows" were so beautiful and great, they were character dramas written by great writers. Hopefully more will show up and today's audiences can enjoy these early dramas that are still so relevant today. As they say, only times change, not people and these dramas about people certainly prove that.


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