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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
26 September 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Four Star Effort See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Dick Powell ... Himself - Host / ... (42 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Marc Daniels (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
David Friedkin (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Don Medford (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Don Taylor (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Buzz Kulik (4 episodes, 1962)
Robert Ellis Miller (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ralph Nelson (3 episodes, 1961)
Bernard L. Kowalski (3 episodes, 1963)
Walter Doniger (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Sam Peckinpah (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Lewis Allen (2 episodes, 1962)
Harry Keller (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Alan Simmons (9 episodes, 1961-1963)
Christopher Knopf (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
Adrian Spies (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Robert O'Brien (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ben Starr (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Aaron Spelling (3 episodes, 1962)
Richard Carr (3 episodes, 1963)
Bruce Geller (3 episodes, 1963)
Albert Beich (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
William H. Wright (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Frank D. Gilroy (2 episodes, 1961)
Sam Peckinpah (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Harry Mark Petrakis (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Lester Pine (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
S. Lee Pogostin (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Bob Barbash (2 episodes, 1962)
Harry Julian Fink (1 episode, 1962)

Series Produced by
Dick Powell .... executive producer (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard Newton .... associate producer / assistant producer (29 episodes, 1961-1963)
Aaron Spelling .... producer (28 episodes, 1961-1963)
Stanley Kallis .... associate producer / producer (17 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard Alan Simmons .... producer (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ralph Nelson .... producer (3 episodes, 1961)
Bruce Geller .... producer (3 episodes, 1963)
Bernard L. Kowalski .... producer (3 episodes, 1963)
Norman S. Powell .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1963)
William Froug .... producer (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Alan A. Armer .... producer (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Sam Peckinpah .... producer (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Mullendore (33 episodes, 1961-1963)
Rudy Schrager (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Leith Stevens (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Cinematography by
George E. Diskant (42 episodes, 1961-1963)
Lucien Ballard (4 episodes, 1961-1963)
Charles Burke (4 episodes, 1961-1963)
Wilfred M. Cline (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Carl E. Guthrie (2 episodes, 1962)
Gilbert Warrenton (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Film Editing by
Desmond Marquette (14 episodes, 1961-1963)
Arthur Hilton (13 episodes, 1961-1963)
Samuel E. Beetley (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard V. Heermance (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Sherman A. Rose (5 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lester Orlebeck (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Chandler House (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sherman Todd (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Thomas Neff (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Casting by
Marjory McKay (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Phil Benjamin (7 episodes, 1961-1963)

Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jan Van Tamelen (27 episodes, 1961-1962)
Gibson Holley (25 episodes, 1961-1963)
Bill Ross (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russell C. Forrest (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jack De Shields (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Frank Wade (32 episodes, 1961-1963)
John Burton (22 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Makeup Department
Burris Grimwood .... makeup artist (47 episodes, 1961-1963)
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1962)
Beau Hickman .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (57 episodes, 1961-1963)
Barry Crane .... production manager (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
Norman S. Powell .... production manager (17 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lloyd Allen .... production manager (13 episodes, 1962-1963)
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... production manager (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Don Torpin .... production manager (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward O. Denault .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1961-1963)
Mike Salamunovich .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1962-1963)
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1961-1962)
Cy Brooskin .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Edward Haldeman .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1962)
Marty Moss .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Ross .... supervising art director (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Sound Department
Norval D. Crutcher .... sound effects (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Tommy Thompson .... sound / sound engineer (49 episodes, 1961-1963)
Woodruff H. Clarke .... sound (3 episodes, 1962-1963)
Joe Kavigan .... sound effects (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Casting Department
Robert Walker .... casting (24 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert B. Harris .... wardrobe (57 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bernard W. Burton .... editorial supervisor (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... composer: theme music / music supervisor (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard Shores .... composer: theme "Nervous Teaser" (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Aubrey C. Lind .... music editor (51 episodes, 1961-1963)
Joseph Mullendore .... scorer / music score (12 episodes, 1961-1962)
Harry King .... music editor (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Earle Dearth .... music editor (3 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Other crew
Bud Kay .... story editor (48 episodes, 1961-1963)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dick Powell Show" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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This was an anthology show, a format very popular throughout the first decade of television. The shows were the equivalent of today's TV movies.See more »
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Four Star Effort, 28 August 2002
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

This was the last television series Dick Powell was involved in, and the best. As a longtime movie star, first as a singer, then in tough guy roles, he saw the writing on the wall when he went into television in 1952 as one of the several stars on the anthology Four Star Playhouse. The production company, also called Four Star, was Powell's baby, and though he was only co-owner, he ran the company. As the years went by Four Star grew, ultimately surpassing even the mighty Desilu as the most successful independent production company in the business. Among the best remembered Four Star series: Zane Grey Theatre (hosted by Powell), Richard Diamond, The Rifelman, Wanted: Dead Or Alice, The Detectives. Powell was in large measure responsible for giving the first big breaks to such budding writers and film-makers as Roy Huggins, Blake Edwards, Sam Peckinpah and Aaron Spelling.

As to The Dick Powell Show, it was a major effort, and like Zane Grey, hosted by Powell himself, featuring top-notch talent in front of and behind the camera. Indepedendent producers were somewhat under siege in the early sixties, as the movie studios, with their back-lots and huge amounts of money, were moving heavily into television production. Powell perhaps saw this show as his best shot against the big studios. It was. Many of the best episodes were outstandingly written, and the show won an Emmy or two in its first season. It looked like the series was headed for a solid three to five year run. Tragically, Powell was struck down by cancer, and died in the middle of the second season. Four Star never wholly recovered from Powell's death, and neither in a way did television. This was and is a prime example of filmed anthology television at or near its best, and we shall not see anything of like quality on the networks anytime soon.

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