With Playhouse 90 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Ed Wynn

Votes: 206

2. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Comedian (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his.... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé

Votes: 209

3. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: So Soon to Die (1957)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Richard Joy, Richard Basehart, Anne Bancroft, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 6

4. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Sincerely, Willis Wade (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A wealthy mill owner finances the education of a clever, but poor, young man.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Joy, Peter Lawford, Jeff Donnell

5. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Homeward Borne (1957)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Just after World War Two ends, an American woman takes in a Polish war orphan boy, a concentration camp survivor. But conflict arises when her husband, a returning Air Force bomber pilot,hates the boy and his psychological baggage.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Linda Darnell, Richard Kiley, Keith Andes, Richard Eyer

Votes: 6

6. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Ain't No Time for Glory (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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American soldiers must use stealth to take over a German command post in Normandy.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Richard Joy, Barry Sullivan, Gene Barry, John Drew Barrymore

Votes: 9

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Where's Charley? (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Lord Fancourt Babberley is forced to disguise himself as a woman - his aunt from Brazil, "where the nuts come from".

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Richard Joy, Art Carney, Orson Bean, Richard Haydn

Votes: 7

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Child of Trouble (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Richard Joy, Patty McCormack, Ricardo Montalban, Joan Blondell

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Circle of the Day (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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On her tenth wedding anniversary (which is also her daughter's birthday), a wife begins to suspect her husband of unfaithfulness.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Joy, Nancy Kelly, Michael Rennie, Zsa Zsa Gabor

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Clash by Night (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, E.G. Marshall

11. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Clipper Ship (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Charles Bickford, Richard Joy, Jan Sterling, Steve Forrest

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Confession (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When a much-admired community leader dies, a journalist starts to investigate his life - and finds he was not the man he seemed.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Richard Joy, Dennis O'Keefe, June Lockhart, Paul Stewart

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Eloise (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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It's not so much that Eloise is a mischievous child, but the darnedest things do happen when she's around.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Kay Thompson, Evelyn Rudie, Hans Conried

Votes: 6

14. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Forbidden Area (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Why are so many B-99 bombers from Hibiscus Air Base crashing or simply disappearing? Colonel Price comes up with a terrifying explanation, but will anyone believe him?

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Tab Hunter, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price

Votes: 65

15. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Four Women in Black (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Four nuns, led by Sister Teresa, begin a treacherous journey across the Arizona desert in 1870. Their faith enables them to deal with the challenges of nature and the hostility of their fellow mankind.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Richard Joy, Helen Hayes, Janice Rule, Ralph Meeker

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Heritage of Anger (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A wealthy industrialist has trouble with his sons.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Richard Joy, Ralph Bellamy, Lloyd Bridges, John Ericson

17. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: If You Knew Elizabeth (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Claire Trevor, Gary Merrill, Natalie Schafer

18. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Invitation to a Gunfighter (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A gunfighter is terrorizing a small western town. The townspeople finally pool their money to a hire another gunfighter to drive him out of town. The townsfolk thought they had it bad until they handed the reigns over to the new terror. Pooling their money again, this time to hire Jeffers to get rid of Dancer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Richard Joy, Hugh O'Brian, Anne Bancroft, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 6

19. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Made in Heaven (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When Zachary and Elsa separate, each seems tempted to start a new love affair.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Robert Preston, Phyllis Kirk, Jacques Bergerac

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Massacre at Sand Creek (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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An investigation into a massacre of Native Americans.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Joy, John Derek, Everett Sloane, Gene Evans

21. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: One Coat of White (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A newly-widowed woman goes on a trip to Europe and meets a French artist.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Claudette Colbert, Paul Henreid, Leif Erickson

22. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Rendezvous in Black (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A woman is inexplicably killed on a street-corner. What has this to do with other deaths around the city?

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Franchot Tone, Laraine Day, Boris Karloff

23. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Sizeman and Son (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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The happy atmosphere in Mr. Sizeman's factory is disrupted by an argumentative newcomer - his son.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Richard Joy, Eddie Cantor, Farley Granger, Mona Freeman

24. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Some racetrack Johnnies are talking between races when one wonders if you can hynotize a horse into thinking it's a champion. The idea sets in motion a series of hilarious events.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Harpo Marx, Marilyn Maxwell, Stuart Erwin

25. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Big Slide (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A vaudeville comic becomes a silent film star.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Red Skelton, Shirley Jones, Murray Hamilton

26. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Blackwell Story (1957)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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In the 19th century, Elizabeth Blackwell determines to become a doctor.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Richard Joy, Joanne Dru, Dan O'Herlihy, Marshall Thompson

27. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Country Husband (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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After a near-death experience, a business starts to re-think his life, and wonders about leaving his wife.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Richard Joy, Frank Lovejoy, Barbara Hale, Kerwin Mathews

28. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Fabulous Irishman (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Art Carney, Peter Lorre, David Opatoshu

29. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Greer Case (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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When a rich woman dies without signing her new will, all kinds of problems ensue.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Richard Joy, Melvyn Douglas, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Edmund Gwenn

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Broadway legend Helen Morgan's life as told by her mother, from her early start in second rate speakeasies to star of top rated shows and owning her own club. Also seen is her poor choices,... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Polly Bergen, Hoagy Carmichael, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Lowery

Votes: 7

31. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Hostess with the Mostes' (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The story of Perle Mesta, who became, first, a renowned society hostess, and then an ambassadress.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Hedda Hopper, Perle Mesta, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 6

32. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Last Tycoon (1957)

74 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A movie producer is slowly working himself to death.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre

33. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Richard Joy, Teresa Wright, Burl Ives, John Drew Barrymore

Votes: 6

34. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Ninth Day (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Events in the aftermath of World War Three.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, John Kerr, Piper Laurie, Victor Jory

35. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Star Wagon (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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An inventor, pondering on how he might differently have arranged his life, invents a time machine and decides to make a few changes.

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Richard Joy, Eddie Bracken, Diana Lynn, Jackie Coogan

36. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Three Men on a Horse (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Jack Carson, Richard Joy, Mona Freeman, Carol Channing

37. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Winter Dreams (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Joy, John Cassavetes, Dana Wynter, Raymond Bailey

38. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Without Incident (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Richard Joy, Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, John Ireland

Votes: 6


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