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"Playhouse 90" (1956) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1956-1961

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
4 October 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 36 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"The TIME OF YOUR LIFE" William Saroyan's 1939 came to TV's 90 minute Playhouse in the '50s. See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 330)
Richard Joy ... Himself - Announcer / ... (62 episodes, 1956-1960)
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Series Directed by
John Frankenheimer (27 episodes, 1956-1960)
Franklin J. Schaffner (19 episodes, 1957-1960)
Ralph Nelson (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Vincent J. Donehue (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
Arthur Hiller (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
Robert Stevens (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Arthur Penn (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Buzz Kulik (5 episodes, 1958-1960)
George Roy Hill (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
Fielder Cook (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Robert Mulligan (3 episodes, 1957-1960)
Delbert Mann (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
James Neilson (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Paul Wendkos (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Paul Nickell (2 episodes, 1957)
Oscar Rudolph (2 episodes, 1957)
Herbert Hirschman (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ron Winston (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1958)
David Swift (2 episodes, 1958)
Boris Sagal (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Alex Segal (2 episodes, 1959)
Sidney Lumet (2 episodes, 1960)

Tony Barr (unknown episodes)
Karl Genus (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Rod Serling (11 episodes, 1956-1960)
Leslie Stevens (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
James P. Cavanagh (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
David Shaw (6 episodes, 1957-1960)
Elick Moll (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Paul Monash (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Tad Mosel (4 episodes, 1957-1959)
David Davidson (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
A.E. Hotchner (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Leonard Spigelgass (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Berne Giler (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Horton Foote (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
Abby Mann (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Gay (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Reginald Rose (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Pat Frank (2 episodes, 1956-1960)
Frank D. Gilroy (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
John P. Marquand (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
William Sackheim (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
George Bruce (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Hagar Wilde (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
George Bellak (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
Marc Brandel (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
William Durkee (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
A.J. Russell (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Alan Aurthur (2 episodes, 1957)
William Faulkner (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Roger O. Hirson (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
Pierre Boulle (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Steve Gethers (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
David Karp (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
J.P. Miller (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Merle Miller (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Mayo Simon (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
David Swift (2 episodes, 1958)
Adrian Spies (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Ernest Hemingway (2 episodes, 1959)
Loring Mandel (2 episodes, 1959)
Meade Roberts (2 episodes, 1959)
Mel Barr (1 episode, 1957)
Fred Clasel (1 episode, 1957)
Lloyd C. Douglas (1 episode, 1957)
Jack Jacobs (1 episode, 1957)
Lulu Morgan (1 episode, 1957)
Don Murray (1 episode, 1957)
Malvin Wald (1 episode, 1957)
Robert E. McEnroe (1 episode, 1959)

Gwen Bagni (unknown episodes)
Bo Goldman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Martin Manulis .... producer (44 episodes, 1956-1958)
Herbert Brodkin .... producer / executive producer (17 episodes, 1958-1960)
Peter Kortner .... producer / executive producer / ... (15 episodes, 1957-1960)
Fred Coe .... producer (15 episodes, 1958-1960)
Russell Stoneham .... associate producer / assistant producer (9 episodes, 1957-1960)
Eva Wolas .... producer (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Houseman .... producer (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Bo Goldman .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Julian Claman .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dominick Dunne .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Winston O'Keefe .... producer (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Froug .... producer (2 episodes, 1958)
Tony Barr .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1959)
Herbert Hirschman .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1959)

Mildred Freed Alberg .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joe Scully .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Russell Garcia (35 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jerry Goldsmith (10 episodes, 1959-1960)

Robert Allen (unknown episodes)
John Williams (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gert Andersen (11 episodes, 1956-1958)
Joseph F. Biroc (3 episodes, 1957-1958)

Albert Kurland (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert L. Swanson (6 episodes, 1957)
Henry Batista (3 episodes, 1956)
Sam Gold (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Michael Luciano (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Richard K. Brockway (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Casting by
Ethel Winant (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Production Design by
Horace Armistead (1 episode, 1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Albert Heschong (11 episodes, 1957-1959)
Walter Scott Herndon (9 episodes, 1956-1959)
Robert Tyler Lee (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Craig Smith (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Cary Odell (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
William Flannery (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John Lamphear (3 episodes, 1956-1960)
Buck Henshaw (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur Jeph Parker (2 episodes, 1958)
George R. Nelson (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Costume Design by
Leslie Renfield (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Production Management
Ralph Senensky .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Glenn Cook .... production manager (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
William Larsen .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Clark .... associate director (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ron Winston .... associate director / assistant director (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Butler .... associate director (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)

Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Mike Gordon .... property master (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Mott .... sound effects specialist (39 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jim Fox .... special effects crew / special effects technician (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Louis DeWitt .... photographic effects / special photographic effects (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Jack Rabin .... photographic effects / special photographic effects (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Leard Davis .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1957-1960)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Bill E. Grams .... lighting director / lightning (2 episodes, 1958)
Ed S. Hill .... lighting director / lightning (2 episodes, 1958)
Ralph Holmes .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Casting Department
Ethel Winant .... casting (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sophie Devine .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1957)
Vou Lee Giokaris .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1957)
Robert O'Dell .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1957)
Lilli Ann .... costumer (1 episode, 1958)
Joseph Dimmitt .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1958)
James Linn .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1958)
 
Series Editorial Department
Fred W. Berger .... supervising editor (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Music Department
Alex North .... composer: theme / composer: theme music / ... (127 episodes, 1956-1960)
Sammy Cahn .... composer: theme / composer: Playhouse 90 theme (125 episodes, 1956-1960)
Eugene Cines .... musical director (2 episodes, 1959)

Igo Kantor .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Brooks Graham .... technical director (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Peter Kortner .... story editor / script editor (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Del Reisman .... story editor / associate story editor (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Russell Stoneham .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dominick Dunne .... assistant to producer / assistant to the producer (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Joy Munnecke .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
90 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (broadcast of "The Nutcracker")
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The color broadcast of "The Nutcracker" was Playhouse 90's only color telecast ever, and CBS's only live color broadcast of 1958.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Song for a Summer NightSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"The TIME OF YOUR LIFE" William Saroyan's 1939 came to TV's 90 minute Playhouse in the '50s., 4 September 1999
Author: Joseph B. Scully from Los Angeles, CA, USA

The exception to Playhouse 90's being exclusively a Hollywood production was "The TIME Of YOUR LIFE", which came out of CBS TV's New York Studio. It starred JACKIE GLEASON in his finest, dramatic TV performance. The production's "humble" Casting Director/Assoc.Producer is proud to point out that it introduced, revealingly that the Eastern seaboard's socialite DINA MERRILL was and is a remarkably talented Actress.

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