Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry
Drama
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton
Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Drama
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford
The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Drama
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt
Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Edgar Stehli
Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)
Comedy | Drama
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger
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 Charlie Webb / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1961)
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 Anne Gaines / ... (9 episodes, 1954-1960)
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 Arthur Bannister / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1963)
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 Eva Dulaney / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Priest / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 Charlie Anders / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1960)
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 Alec GRaham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 Cissie Hampshire / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 Lucy Chalmers / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
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 Kathy / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Enoch McCabe / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Doc Randolph / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Jeremy Penlove / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
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 Jim Walton / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Felicia / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 D'Arnault-Olivier / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1958)
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 Dorothy Hilton / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1961)
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 Bartender / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Allie Gulliver / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Betty Coogan / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 Edith Sealey / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1959)
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 Billy / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1958)
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 Al / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alexander Clark ...
 Bernard / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1960)
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 Ed Ritchie / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 John West / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1962)
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 Henry Powers / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1961)
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 Sister St. Anne / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Ed / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
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 Edna Huntington / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1963)
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 Lord Harton / ... (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

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"Bang the Drum Slowly"
11 November 1998 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is absolutely the best video I've ever seen! The acting is amazing - both Paul Newman and Albert Salmi were masters of their craft, even back then. This was done in play form, and the transition from one scene to another was very smooth. The story was paced just right. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys quality entertainment.


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