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Seasons:
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Release Date:
27 October 1953 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.
Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 31 of 292)

Richard Kiley ... Charlie Webb / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1961)

Betsy Palmer ... Anne Gaines / ... (9 episodes, 1954-1960)

Hans Conried ... Arthur Bannister / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1963)

Jeff Donnell ... Eva Dulaney / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1962)
Joseph Sweeney ... Priest / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1961)

Edward Andrews ... Charlie Anders / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1960)

Biff McGuire ... Alec GRaham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)

Cathleen Nesbitt ... Cissie Hampshire / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)

Mona Freeman ... Lucy Chalmers / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1962)

Patty Duke ... Kathy / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)

Jack Carson ... Enoch McCabe / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1962)
Larry Blyden ... Doc Randolph / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)

Barry Morse ... Jeremy Penlove / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)

Robert Lansing ... Jim Walton / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)

Diana Lynn ... Felicia / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)

Nehemiah Persoff ... D'Arnault-Olivier / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1958)

Faye Emerson ... Dorothy Hilton / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1961)

Heywood Hale Broun ... Bartender / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)

Teresa Wright ... Allie Gulliver / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)

Geraldine Brooks ... Betty Coogan / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)

June Lockhart ... Edith Sealey / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1959)
Lori March ... Billy / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1958)

Frank Overton ... Al / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alexander Clark ... Bernard / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1960)
Truman Smith ... Ed Ritchie / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1963)

Peter Mark Richman ... John West / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1962)
John McGovern ... Henry Powers / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1961)

Ruth White ... Sister St. Anne / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1963)

Gene Hackman ... Ed / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1962)

Glenda Farrell ... Edna Huntington / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1963)

Lloyd Bochner ... Lord Harton / ... (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Alex Segal (12 episodes, 1953-1958)
Paul Bogart (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Tom Donovan (11 episodes, 1958-1962)
Daniel Petrie (6 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bruce Minnix (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Norman Felton (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sidney Lumet (2 episodes, 1955)
Don Richardson (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Don Medford (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Bill Hobin (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Writing credits
Arthur Arent (9 episodes, 1953-1955)
Robert Van Scoyk (8 episodes, 1958-1961)
Erik Barnouw (4 episodes, 1954-1960)
Harold Gast (4 episodes, 1959-1962)
Joe Palmer Jr. (4 episodes, 1959-1962)
Norman Lessing (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Michael Dyne (3 episodes, 1954-1962)
Raphael Hayes (3 episodes, 1954-1958)
Frank D. Gilroy (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
Morton Wishengrad (3 episodes, 1954-1956)
Kay Arthur (3 episodes, 1955-1959)
Rod Serling (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leonard William Moran (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Sydney Zelinka (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lucille Kallen (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
David Davidson (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Sophie Treadwell (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
John P. Marquand (2 episodes, 1954-1962)
Robert Emmett (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Cyril Hume (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Joseph Julian (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Noel Langley (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ira Levin (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Richard Maibaum (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Virginia Mazer (2 episodes, 1954)
Ellen M. Violett (2 episodes, 1955-1963)
James Yaffe (2 episodes, 1955-1960)
James Costigan (2 episodes, 1955)
Ernest Pendrell (2 episodes, 1955)
Robert Anderson (2 episodes, 1956-1963)
Ernest Kinoy (2 episodes, 1956-1961)
Mort Thaw (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
John Vlahos (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Henry Misrock (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Mark Twain (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Anne Pearson Crosswell (2 episodes, 1957)
James Elward (2 episodes, 1957)
Stephen Vincent Benet (2 episodes, 1958-1961)
Paul Horgan (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ron Sproat (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Will Glickman (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bruce Stewart (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sidney Carroll (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Richard Stockton (2 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
George Lowther .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1953-1954)
George Kondolf .... producer / executive producer (12 episodes, 1959-1962)
John Haggott .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1955)
Marshall Jamison .... executive producer / producer (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
William Nichols .... producer / executive producer (3 episodes, 1959-1962)
Max Liebman .... producer (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Leo Morgan .... producer (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Ralph Norman Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1959-1961)

Wladimir Selinsky (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
S. Mark Smith (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Production Design by
Albert Heschong (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
James McNaughton (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Wesley Laws (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gene Coffin (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Sameth .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Y. Haman .... designer (1 episode, 1955)
Carl Kent .... scenic designer (1 episode, 1955)
Thomas Hart Benton .... set designer (1 episode, 1956)
Ed Mitchell .... set designer (1 episode, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
William Blumel .... audio (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rolf Drucker .... video / video engineer (2 episodes, 1955)
Imero Fiorentino .... lighting (2 episodes, 1955)

J.J. Lupatkin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Bernard Green .... composer: theme song / composer: theme music / ... (18 episodes, 1955-1962)
Ralph Norman Wilkinson .... conductor / musical director / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Charles Sanford .... conductor / musical director (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Other crew
Dorothy Hechtlinger .... story department (2 episodes, 1955)
George Weber .... technical director (2 episodes, 1955)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The U.S. Steel Hour" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:60 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
great series, 20 January 2003
Author: mpgmpg123

This is another outstanding example of the Golden Age of Television. These plays were usually adapted from novels or plays, but some were original scripts. You get to see Julie Harris in one of her many, many outstanding live tv roles in A Wind from the South, as a young Irish girl. Also there are adaptations of classics like Hedda Gabler with Talulah Bankhead in the title role. There is a wonderful adaptation of a Bret Harte story, with Franchot Tone as the town drunk, Jane Meadows as the town prostitute, and Teresa Wright as the lovely schoolmarm who makes it all work out well. This is like watching a play with these three great performers. Also there are comedies like The Man in Posession with Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison when they were doing Broadway comedies. It is very funny. Then there are original dramas, like The Bogey Man with Celeste Holm and Robert Preston, a play about a trailor park; good performances, great atmosphere. I recently got to see The Thief with Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, and in a small role, but in the same year as his first two big movies, James Dean. It also features a great performance by Diana Lynn and it is very atmospheric of Europe at the turn of the 20th Century, with a sophistication that was rarely seen in American films of the time. Again, these plays are like watching plays of the time and are all highly enjoyable, with great actors in surprising parts; too bad there are not more of these to be found. Hopefully there are more in a vault somewhere!

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