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Schlitz Playhouse 

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (original title)
Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Mason ...  Himself - Host / ... 41 episodes, 1954-1958
Irene Dunne ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 28 episodes, 1951-1952
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Storyline

Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Herald Playhouse See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)| Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This show was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company and broadcast on CBS. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some episodes were rerun in 1958 under the title "Personal Appearance" (1958). See more »

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