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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 474)

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

Irene Dunne ... Herself - Hostess / ... (29 episodes, 1951-1952)
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Series Directed by
Roy Kellino (39 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jus Addiss (35 episodes, 1954-1957)
John Brahm (21 episodes, 1952-1958)
Ted Post (20 episodes, 1952-1954)
Robert Florey (19 episodes, 1952-1957)
Don Weis (9 episodes, 1955-1958)
Bill Karn (7 episodes, 1953)
Paul Henreid (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Phil Brown (5 episodes, 1952)
Harold D. Schuster (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
Arnold Laven (4 episodes, 1953-1954)
Charles Bennett (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
William Self (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
James Neilson (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)
Christian Nyby (3 episodes, 1953-1956)
Anthony Jowitt (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
George Archainbaud (3 episodes, 1954)
Jules Bricken (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
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)
William A. Seiter (2 episodes, 1955)
Sheldon Leonard (2 episodes, 1956)
Arthur Hiller (2 episodes, 1958)
Lewis Milestone (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Writing credits
DeWitt Bodeen (10 episodes, 1954-1957)
Don Martin (7 episodes, 1954-1956)
Frank Burt (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
N.B. Stone Jr. (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
George Bruce (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Thomas Phipps (5 episodes, 1951-1956)
Luther Davis (5 episodes, 1952)
Robert Leslie Bellem (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
Philip MacDonald (4 episodes, 1952-1955)
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)
Frank O'Rourke (4 episodes, 1955-1957)
John Dunkel (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
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)
Lawrence L. Goldman (3 episodes, 1954)
Montgomery Pittman (3 episodes, 1954)
William Fay (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
Norman Reilly Raine (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Frank Gruber (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
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)
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)
Sidney Biddell (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Walter C. Brown (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)
Muriel Roy Bolton (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Steve Fisher (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Thomas Nord Riley (2 episodes, 1955)
Murray Leinster (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
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)
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 / ... (152 episodes, 1951-1956)
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer (25 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)
Willis Goldbeck .... producer (4 episodes, 1957)
Paul Gordon .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1952)
David I. Stephenson .... producer (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
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)
William Frye .... producer (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Melvyn Lenard (18 episodes, 1952-1956)
Paul Dunlap (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Glenn Osser (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (84 episodes, 1954-1956)
Russell Harlan (63 episodes, 1952-1954)
John L. Russell (12 episodes, 1956-1959)
Paul Ivano (9 episodes, 1952)
William A. Sickner (9 episodes, 1957-1959)
Henry Freulich (7 episodes, 1952)
Manuel Gómez Urquiza (5 episodes, 1952)
Lionel Lindon (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ray Rennahan (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Bud Thackery (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mack Stengler (3 episodes, 1958)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1953-1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Gluck (56 episodes, 1953-1956)
Sam Gold (31 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Hall (20 episodes, 1953-1956)
Danny B. Landres (16 episodes, 1957-1959)
George Amy (12 episodes, 1953-1955)
Richard Belding (8 episodes, 1957)
Robert B. Warwick Jr. (5 episodes, 1953)
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)
Michael R. McAdam (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Stanley Rabjohn (2 episodes, 1957)
Daniel A. Nathan (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Art Direction by
Serge Krizman (121 episodes, 1952-1956)
Daniel Hall (9 episodes, 1952)
George Patrick (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Meehan (7 episodes, 1957)
Arthur Lonergan (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Arrigo (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Edward Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1952)
John J. Lloyd (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Howard E. Johnson (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
John Ewing (2 episodes, 1958)
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 (11 episodes, 1953-1956)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1953-1955)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Gale McGarry .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager (14 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 (9 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 (7 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bertram C. Granger .... set dresser (6 episodes, 1954-1955)
Irving W. Sindler .... property master (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred Lau .... sound / sound mixer (77 episodes, 1952-1956)
John K. Kean .... sound (11 episodes, 1954-1955)
Buddy Myers .... re-recording / rerecording / ... (6 episodes, 1953-1954)
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)
 
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 (84 episodes, 1953-1956)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (9 episodes, 1957-1959)

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)
Melvyn Lenard .... music / music supervisor (3 episodes, 1953)
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1958-1959)

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:
The show was initially live but starting in the summer of 1953, filmed episodes were broadcast infrequently. All of the broadcasts in the summer of 1954 were filmed and about half of the broadcasts in the 1954-1955 season were filmed. Staring in the fall of 1956, all of the shows were filmed.See more »
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