An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.
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1960   1959   1958  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Host / ... (37 episodes, 1958-1960)
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 Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman / ... (16 episodes, 1958-1960)
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

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Drama

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6 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Desilu Playhouse  »

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1.33 : 1
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Followed by The Lucy Show (1962) See more »

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The 33 Year Old Rod Serling
20 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Rod Serling wrote the sixth episode in this series titled 'The Time Element' which was aired on the 10th November 1958. It provided a launchpad for his subsequent series, 'The Twilight Zone', the following year. It was about a man who dreamt that he was in Hawaii just before the bombing of Pearl Harbour and is compelled to warn the marines there of an impending attack. Too busy enjoying themselves, the uninterested recipients come face to face with their destiny.


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