Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Marc Connelly ...  Self - Host 31 episodes, 1949-1950
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. Performing plays by such authors as Poe and Thurber, cast members included current well-known performers like Julie Harris and Cloris Leachman, as well as up-and-coming talents like Marlon Brando. The series was renamed "The Play's the Thing" midway through its final season. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Starting with Episode 2.6, the show was broadcast on CBS: Episodes 2.6 through 2.19 were broadcast on Tuesday evenings between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Episodes 2.20 and 2.21 were broadcast on Friday evenings between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. See more »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1948 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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1.33 : 1
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