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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | unknown
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 433)

James Mason ... Himself - Host / ... (43 episodes, 1954-1958)

Irene Dunne ... Herself - Hostess / ... (29 episodes, 1951-1952)
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Series Directed by
Roy Kellino (28 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jus Addiss (22 episodes, 1954-1957)
John Brahm (21 episodes, 1952-1958)
Ted Post (19 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert Florey (12 episodes, 1952-1957)
Don Weis (8 episodes, 1956-1958)
Paul Henreid (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bill Karn (6 episodes, 1953)
Phil Brown (5 episodes, 1952)
Arnold Laven (4 episodes, 1953-1954)
Harold D. Schuster (4 episodes, 1954-1956)
William Self (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
William H. Brown Jr. (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Frank Telford (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Herbert Kline (3 episodes, 1952)
Arthur Pierson (3 episodes, 1952)
Christian Nyby (3 episodes, 1953-1956)
Anthony Jowitt (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
George Archainbaud (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
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)
Charles Bennett (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
William A. Seiter (2 episodes, 1955)
Sheldon Leonard (2 episodes, 1956)
James Neilson (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Arthur Hiller (2 episodes, 1958)
Lewis Milestone (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Writing credits
DeWitt Bodeen (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
Frank Burt (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
Thomas Phipps (5 episodes, 1951-1956)
Luther Davis (5 episodes, 1952)
N.B. Stone Jr. (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Don Martin (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
George Bruce (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Leslie Bellem (4 episodes, 1953-1954)
Robert J. Shaw (4 episodes, 1953)
Frank O'Rourke (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
Philip MacDonald (3 episodes, 1952-1955)
Mona Kent (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
A.M. Seaholm (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jack London (3 episodes, 1952)
Christianna Alexander (3 episodes, 1953)
Irving Gaynor Neiman (3 episodes, 1953)
Thomas Walsh (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
Jack Bennett (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
L.J. Beeston (3 episodes, 1954)
Lawrence L. Goldman (3 episodes, 1954)
William Fay (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
Frank Gruber (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
John Dunkel (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lowell Barrington (3 episodes, 1956)
Douglas Morrow (3 episodes, 1956)
David P. Harmon (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Donald S. Sanford (3 episodes, 1958)
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)
Oscar Millard (2 episodes, 1953-1958)
Adrian Spies (2 episodes, 1953-1957)
Jack Roberts (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Herbert Moulton (2 episodes, 1953)
John T. Kelley (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Walter C. Brown (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Les Savage Jr. (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Charles Marquis Warren (2 episodes, 1954)
Lawrence B. Marcus (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Thomas Nord Riley (2 episodes, 1955)
Jacland Marmur (2 episodes, 1956)
Paul Monash (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Sheekman (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edna Anhalt (2 episodes, 1957)
Nelson Gidding (2 episodes, 1957)
Joel Murcott (2 episodes, 1957)
Jameson Brewer (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Kneubuhl (2 episodes, 1958)
Tom Seller (2 episodes, 1958)

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

Series Produced by
William Self .... producer / associate producer (99 episodes, 1951-1956)
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer (22 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edward Lewis .... producer (20 episodes, 1952)
Felix Jackson .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1951-1952)
Jules Bricken .... producer (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Paul Gordon .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1952)
Willis Goldbeck .... producer (3 episodes, 1957)
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)
David I. Stephenson .... producer (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Melvyn Lenard (12 episodes, 1952-1956)
Paul Dunlap (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Glenn Osser (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (49 episodes, 1952-1954)
George T. Clemens (44 episodes, 1954-1956)
Paul Ivano (9 episodes, 1952)
John L. Russell (8 episodes, 1956-1959)
William A. Sickner (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Henry Freulich (7 episodes, 1952)
Manuel Gómez Urquiza (5 episodes, 1952)
Lionel Lindon (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ray Rennahan (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Bud Thackery (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mack Stengler (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck (33 episodes, 1953-1956)
Sam Gold (17 episodes, 1954-1956)
George Amy (11 episodes, 1953-1956)
John Hall (8 episodes, 1953-1956)
Danny B. Landres (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Richard Belding (6 episodes, 1957)
Alberto Valenzuela (4 episodes, 1952)
W. Donn Hayes (4 episodes, 1953)
Fred W. Berger (3 episodes, 1952)
Edward Haire (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Stanford Tischler (3 episodes, 1957)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (2 episodes, 1953)
Michael R. McAdam (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Daniel A. Nathan (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Art Direction by
Serge Krizman (74 episodes, 1952-1956)
Daniel Hall (9 episodes, 1952)
John Meehan (5 episodes, 1957)
Frank Arrigo (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
George Patrick (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edward Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1952)
John Ewing (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bertram C. Granger (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Mac Mulcahy (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1953-1956)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager (7 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 (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Ken Warrus .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1953-1956)
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Art Department
Oscar Law .... property master (4 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bertram C. Granger .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound / sound mixer (48 episodes, 1952-1956)
John K. Kean .... sound (6 episodes, 1954)
Ben Winkler .... sound (3 episodes, 1952)
Buddy Myers .... rerecording / sound re-recordist (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Megan Omi .... graphics (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Orville Beckett .... gaffer (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Jerry Bos .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Editorial Department
George Amy .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor (43 episodes, 1953-1956)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (4 episodes, 1957-1959)

Noel Coppleman .... editorial supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Melvyn Lenard .... music / music supervisor (7 episodes, 1953-1956)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Glenn Osser .... musical director / conductor (3 episodes, 1952)

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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Language:
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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