An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Gene Raymond ...  Himself - Host / ... 100 episodes, 1950-1955
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kleine Spiele aus Übersee See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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