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5 October 1951 (USA) See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 551)

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 (32 episodes, 1952-1957)
John Brahm (23 episodes, 1952-1959)
Ted Post (20 episodes, 1952-1954)
Don Weis (19 episodes, 1955-1958)
Bill Karn (7 episodes, 1953)
Jules Bricken (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Paul Henreid (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Christian Nyby (6 episodes, 1953-1956)
James Neilson (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Arnold Laven (5 episodes, 1952-1954)
Phil Brown (5 episodes, 1952)
Harold D. Schuster (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
James Sheldon (5 episodes, 1956)
Charles Bennett (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
William Self (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
David Butler (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
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)
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)
Herschel Daugherty (2 episodes, 1957)
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)
Douglas Morrow (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Don Martin (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Frank Burt (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
N.B. Stone Jr. (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
William Fay (6 episodes, 1955-1958)
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)
Tom Seller (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
A.M. Seaholm (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
Oscar Millard (4 episodes, 1953-1958)
Irving Gaynor Neiman (4 episodes, 1953)
Robert J. Shaw (4 episodes, 1953)
Jack Bennett (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
L.J. Beeston (4 episodes, 1954)
Steve Fisher (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jameson Brewer (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
John Dunkel (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lowell Barrington (4 episodes, 1956)
Edna Anhalt (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
David P. Harmon (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Martin Berkeley (4 episodes, 1957)
Donald S. Sanford (4 episodes, 1958)
Mona Kent (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jack London (3 episodes, 1952)
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)
Norman Reilly Raine (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frank Gruber (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Paul Monash (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mac Shoub (2 episodes, 1951-1959)
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)
Jerome Ross (2 episodes, 1953-1956)
Laurence Heath (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
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)
Louis Paul (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Stuart Cloete (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Allan Vaughan Elston (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Willard H. Temple (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thomas Nord Riley (2 episodes, 1955)
William Tunberg (2 episodes, 1955)
Norman Katkov (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Harriet Frank Jr. (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Murray Leinster (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Richard English (2 episodes, 1956)
Louis L'Amour (2 episodes, 1956)
Gene Levitt (2 episodes, 1956)
Jacland Marmur (2 episodes, 1956)
Al C. Ward (2 episodes, 1956)
Kathleen Hite (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Richard Berg (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Gene L. Coon (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Fenton Earnshaw (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Sheekman (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Nelson Gidding (2 episodes, 1957)
Dwight Taylor (2 episodes, 1957)
Charles Larson (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Kneubuhl (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard Wormser (1 episode, 1955)
Halsted Welles (1 episode, 1957)

Jerome Gruskin (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
William Self .... producer / associate producer / ... (192 episodes, 1951-1956)
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer (35 episodes, 1957-1958)
Edward Lewis .... producer (20 episodes, 1952)
Jules Bricken .... producer (10 episodes, 1957-1959)
Willis Goldbeck .... producer (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Felix Jackson .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1951-1952)
David I. Stephenson .... producer (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Joseph T. Naar .... producer / associate producer (4 episodes, 1958)
Paul Gordon .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1952)
William Frye .... producer (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
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)
Peter Packer .... producer (2 episodes, 1958)
Don Weis .... producer (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Original Music by
Melvyn Lenard (29 episodes, 1952-1956)
Paul Dunlap (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Luis Hernández Bretón (2 episodes, 1952)
Glenn Osser (2 episodes, 1952)
Gerald Fried (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (125 episodes, 1954-1956)
Russell Harlan (63 episodes, 1952-1954)
John L. Russell (23 episodes, 1956-1959)
William A. Sickner (18 episodes, 1956-1959)
Ray Rennahan (10 episodes, 1956-1958)
Paul Ivano (9 episodes, 1952)
Henry Freulich (7 episodes, 1952)
Mack Stengler (7 episodes, 1958)
Lionel Lindon (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Manuel Gómez Urquiza (5 episodes, 1952)
Bud Thackery (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Benjamin H. Kline (3 episodes, 1953-1958)
John F. Warren (2 episodes, 1958)
Gilbert Warrenton (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck (71 episodes, 1953-1956)
Sam Gold (47 episodes, 1954-1956)
Danny B. Landres (36 episodes, 1957-1959)
John Hall (25 episodes, 1953-1956)
George Amy (13 episodes, 1953-1956)
Richard Belding (12 episodes, 1957)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (5 episodes, 1953)
Michael R. McAdam (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Edward Haire (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Alberto Valenzuela (4 episodes, 1952)
Stanford Tischler (4 episodes, 1957)
Fred W. Berger (3 episodes, 1952)
Daniel A. Nathan (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
W. Donn Hayes (2 episodes, 1953)
Stanley Rabjohn (2 episodes, 1957)
Ray Snyder (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Art Direction by
Serge Krizman (158 episodes, 1952-1956)
John Meehan (17 episodes, 1956-1959)
George Patrick (10 episodes, 1957-1959)
Arthur Lonergan (10 episodes, 1958-1959)
Daniel Hall (9 episodes, 1952)
Frank Arrigo (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
John Ewing (6 episodes, 1958)
John Robert Lloyd (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Edward Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1952)
John J. Lloyd (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Martin Obzina (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Howard E. Johnson (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Alfred Kegerris (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Mac Mulcahy (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Perry Murdock (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1953-1955)
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1953-1956)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (8 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 (23 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 (20 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 (19 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bertram C. Granger .... set dresser (14 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 (18 episodes, 1953-1954)
John K. Kean .... sound (11 episodes, 1954-1955)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
William H. Lynch .... sound (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
John C. Grubb .... sound (4 episodes, 1958)
Ben Winkler .... sound (3 episodes, 1952)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Stephen Bass .... sound (3 episodes, 1958)
José de Pérez .... sound (2 episodes, 1952)
Philip Mitchell .... sound (2 episodes, 1957)
 
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 (9 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 (10 episodes, 1957-1959)
W. Donn Hayes .... supervising editor (3 episodes, 1953)
Noel Coppleman .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (10 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 (1 episode, 1956)
 
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:
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From October 1951 to April 1952, the show was 60 minutes long.See more »
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