Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.
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Speak Easily (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Ruth Selwyn
Upper World (1934)
Drama
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Director: Roy Del Ruth
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What-No Beer? (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two men decide to cash in on the end of Prohibition by selling watered down beer.

Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Roscoe Ates
Drama | Musical | Romance
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Ruby Gentry (1952)
Drama | Romance
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Comedy
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A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.

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Stars: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, Cesar Romero
Istanbul (1957)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
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Series cast summary:
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
 Cabinet Member / ... 3 episodes, 1955
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 1st Gambler / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Gil Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Baron / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Joe Mahoney / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Herself - Laraine Day Durocher / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Lucius Morley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Mrs. Gimingham / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Dr. Archie McCawlly / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 June Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Edwin Stanton / ... 2 episodes, 1955
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Emlen Davies ...
 Mrs. Cole / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Man with Bends / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Lawyer / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Gen. Lafferty / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Mr. Green / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Roy Glenn ...
 Bootblack / ... 2 episodes, 1955
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 Jessup / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Howard Barnes / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Howard Wendell ...
 1st Senator / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Bill / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Collier / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Sol Gorss ...
 2nd. Bully / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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 Sue Stradler / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Vernon Rich ...
 Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
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 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

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5 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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(35 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The Silent Partner - Buster Keaton
28 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stan Laurel was still alive when this aired in 1955. I bet he saw it. The director, George Marshall, was the cameraman on a number of Laurel and Hardy films, and Bert Jordan, who was Stan's favorite editor edited this made-for-TV episode of Screen Director's Playhouse. And of course all the episodes of the series including this one were filmed at The Hal Roach studios. So it must have been a homecoming of sorts for George Marshall and Bert Jordan.

After his problems with MGM in the early 30s Keaton was almost hired by Hal Roach to star in his own series of short comedies. Too bad. Buster Keaton's life might have been different had he worked for a studio that understood comedy. MGM sure did not. Keaton's MGM films were just awful. I am sure that if Keaton were still alive he would agree!


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