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Release Date:
5 October 1951 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations See more »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 518)

James Mason ... Himself - Host / ... (41 episodes, 1954-1958)

Irene Dunne ... Herself - Hostess / ... (28 episodes, 1951-1952)
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Series Directed by
Roy Kellino (41 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jus Addiss (38 episodes, 1954-1957)
Robert Florey (27 episodes, 1952-1957)
John Brahm (21 episodes, 1952-1958)
Ted Post (20 episodes, 1952-1954)
Don Weis (10 episodes, 1955-1958)
Bill Karn (7 episodes, 1953)
Paul Henreid (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Christian Nyby (6 episodes, 1953-1956)
Arnold Laven (5 episodes, 1952-1954)
Phil Brown (5 episodes, 1952)
Harold D. Schuster (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
James Sheldon (5 episodes, 1956)
James Neilson (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Charles Bennett (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
William Self (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jules Bricken (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
William H. Brown Jr. (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Frank Telford (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Herbert Kline (3 episodes, 1952)
Arthur Pierson (3 episodes, 1952)
Anthony Jowitt (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
George Archainbaud (3 episodes, 1954)
Robert Stevenson (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
William A. Seiter (3 episodes, 1955)
David Butler (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Richard Haydn (2 episodes, 1952-1959)
Edward Mann (2 episodes, 1952)
Lewis R. Foster (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Alvin Ganzer (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Reginald Le Borg (2 episodes, 1955)
Hollingsworth Morse (2 episodes, 1955)
Sheldon Leonard (2 episodes, 1956)
Arthur Hiller (2 episodes, 1958)
Lewis Milestone (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Writing credits
DeWitt Bodeen (13 episodes, 1954-1957)
Philip MacDonald (8 episodes, 1952-1955)
Sidney Biddell (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
George Bruce (8 episodes, 1954-1955)
Don Martin (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Frank Burt (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
N.B. Stone Jr. (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
Douglas Morrow (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thomas Phipps (5 episodes, 1951-1956)
Luther Davis (5 episodes, 1952)
Robert Leslie Bellem (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
Frank O'Rourke (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Muriel Roy Bolton (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Bruckner (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
A.M. Seaholm (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
Irving Gaynor Neiman (4 episodes, 1953)
Robert J. Shaw (4 episodes, 1953)
Jack Bennett (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
L.J. Beeston (4 episodes, 1954)
William Fay (4 episodes, 1955-1958)
John Dunkel (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lowell Barrington (4 episodes, 1956)
Mona Kent (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jack London (3 episodes, 1952)
Oscar Millard (3 episodes, 1953-1958)
Joel Murcott (3 episodes, 1953-1957)
Adrian Spies (3 episodes, 1953-1957)
Les Savage Jr. (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Christianna Alexander (3 episodes, 1953)
Thomas Walsh (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
John T. Kelley (3 episodes, 1954-1956)
Walter C. Brown (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Lawrence L. Goldman (3 episodes, 1954)
Montgomery Pittman (3 episodes, 1954)
Steve Fisher (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Norman Reilly Raine (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frank Gruber (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
David P. Harmon (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Donald S. Sanford (3 episodes, 1958)
Thomas Thompson (2 episodes, 1952-1957)
Oliver Crawford (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
László Görög (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
Gail Ingram (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
W. Somerset Maugham (2 episodes, 1952-1953)
Aben Kandel (2 episodes, 1952)
Herbert Kline (2 episodes, 1952)
Dean Riesner (2 episodes, 1952)
Jack Roberts (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Gabrielle Upton (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Therese Lewis (2 episodes, 1953)
Herbert Moulton (2 episodes, 1953)
S.N. Savage (2 episodes, 1953)
Charles Bennett (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Eric Scott (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Leonard Freeman (2 episodes, 1954)
Charles Marquis Warren (2 episodes, 1954)
Lawrence B. Marcus (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Stuart Cloete (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Willard H. Temple (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thomas Nord Riley (2 episodes, 1955)
William Tunberg (2 episodes, 1955)
Harriet Frank Jr. (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Murray Leinster (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Louis L'Amour (2 episodes, 1956)
Jacland Marmur (2 episodes, 1956)
Al C. Ward (2 episodes, 1956)
Paul Monash (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Sheekman (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edna Anhalt (2 episodes, 1957)
Martin Berkeley (2 episodes, 1957)
Nelson Gidding (2 episodes, 1957)
Dwight Taylor (2 episodes, 1957)
Jameson Brewer (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Kneubuhl (2 episodes, 1958)
Tom Seller (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard Wormser (1 episode, 1955)

Jerome Gruskin (unknown episodes)
Halsted Welles (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
William Self .... producer / associate producer / ... (184 episodes, 1951-1956)
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer (27 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edward Lewis .... producer (20 episodes, 1952)
Jules Bricken .... producer (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Felix Jackson .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1951-1952)
David I. Stephenson .... producer (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Willis Goldbeck .... producer (4 episodes, 1957)
Paul Gordon .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1952)
Richard Lewis .... producer (3 episodes, 1957)
William H. Brown Jr. .... producer (2 episodes, 1951-1952)
Óscar Dancigers .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1952)
Ralph W. Nelson .... producer (2 episodes, 1953)
Nat Holt .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 1956-1959)
William Frye .... producer (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Melvyn Lenard (28 episodes, 1952-1956)
Paul Dunlap (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Luis Hernández Bretón (2 episodes, 1952)
Glenn Osser (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (116 episodes, 1954-1956)
Russell Harlan (63 episodes, 1952-1954)
John L. Russell (14 episodes, 1956-1959)
William A. Sickner (10 episodes, 1956-1959)
Paul Ivano (9 episodes, 1952)
Henry Freulich (7 episodes, 1952)
Manuel Gómez Urquiza (5 episodes, 1952)
Ray Rennahan (5 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lionel Lindon (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bud Thackery (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mack Stengler (3 episodes, 1958)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1953-1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck (67 episodes, 1953-1956)
Sam Gold (44 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Hall (24 episodes, 1953-1956)
Danny B. Landres (17 episodes, 1957-1959)
George Amy (12 episodes, 1953-1955)
Richard Belding (9 episodes, 1957)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (5 episodes, 1953)
Alberto Valenzuela (4 episodes, 1952)
Fred W. Berger (3 episodes, 1952)
Edward Haire (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Stanford Tischler (3 episodes, 1957)
W. Donn Hayes (2 episodes, 1953)
Michael R. McAdam (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Stanley Rabjohn (2 episodes, 1957)
Ray Snyder (2 episodes, 1957)
Daniel A. Nathan (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Art Direction by
Serge Krizman (151 episodes, 1952-1956)
Daniel Hall (9 episodes, 1952)
John Meehan (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Patrick (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Lonergan (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Arrigo (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Edward Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1952)
John J. Lloyd (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Ewing (3 episodes, 1958)
Howard E. Johnson (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Martin Obzina (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Alfred Kegerris (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Mac Mulcahy (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1953-1956)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1953-1955)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager (22 episodes, 1953-1956)
William Stephens .... production supervisor / executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1952)
Óscar Dancigers .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1952)

Ray Bailey .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Walters .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1953-1955)
Paul Helmick .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Art Department
Oscar Law .... property master (18 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bertram C. Granger .... set dresser (13 episodes, 1953-1955)
Irving W. Sindler .... property master (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Patrick Delany .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1953)
Edward R. Robinson .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound / sound mixer (80 episodes, 1952-1956)
Buddy Myers .... re-recording (17 episodes, 1953-1954)
John K. Kean .... sound (11 episodes, 1954-1955)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ben Winkler .... sound (3 episodes, 1952)
John C. Grubb .... sound (3 episodes, 1958)
José de Pérez .... sound (2 episodes, 1952)
Stephen Bass .... sound (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Megan Omi .... graphics (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Orville Beckett .... gaffer / lighting (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Jerry Bos .... wardrobe (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Editorial Department
George Amy .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor (101 episodes, 1953-1956)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
W. Donn Hayes .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1953)

Noel Coppleman .... editorial supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Glenn Osser .... musical director / conductor (3 episodes, 1952)
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Melvyn Lenard .... music / music supervisor (2 episodes, 1953)

Paul Sawtell .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Paul Gordon .... assistant producer (3 episodes, 1952)

Buck Houghton .... script editor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" - USA (original title)
"Herald Playhouse" - USA (syndication title)
"The Playhouse" - USA (syndication title)
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Runtime:
30 min | 30 min (91 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Beginning in October 1955 until the last episode in March 1959, the show was broadcast on Friday nights between 9:30 and 10:00 PM Eastern Time.See more »
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