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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2   1   Unknown  
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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Follows I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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An all-time favorite of mine!
4 August 2007 | by (johnboland@earthlink.net in Kennewick, WA) – See all my reviews

I happened to see this when it first appeared on TV, and I was never able to forget it. The scene when Bendix falls asleep again, and finally dies in 1941, and the scene fades fades to a highly disturbed psychiatrist sitting next to an empty couch still gives me goosebumps, even as I write this.

What an incredible work.


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